Manchester Velodrome Bike Sizing Chart

When we book a club session at Manchester Velodrome, we need to book the required hire bikes and hire shoes in advance. Minimum notice required for bike hire is 48 hours, so as a club we need to know numbers well BEFORE this. The NCC charge for bike hire, please see the NCC website track section for details

NOTE: for youth cluster track sessions, bike hire is included in the cluster session charge.

In addition to a velodrome approved track bike, you will need a cycling helmet, suitable shoes, track mits are recommended and something to drink.

Important Hire Bike information, please read:

  • The Velodrome’s bikes are fitted with Look style Delta pedals (the fitting & use of other pedals is not permitted).
  • Riders with alternative shoes/plates can either hire shoes from our reception or use toe-clip style adapters.
  • Toe-clip style adapters can be used with training shoes.
  • Look Keo cleats on riders own shoes cannot be used.
  • We cannot guarantee that all of bikes will be available. It may be necessary to take some cycles out of service for maintenance or accident repair without prior notice.
  • PLEASE NOTE. As a rough guide, bike frame sizes should be determined as inside leg measurement less 10 inches

Use the table below to identify the size required.

Your height
in metres

Your height
in Imperial

Bike size
inches

Bike size
cms

Gearing

Chainring
Sprocket

1.36 to 1.40

4′ 5″ to 4′ 8″

15.5

39

72.6

44 x 15

1.40 to 1.42

4′ 8″ to 4′ 9″

17

43

74.2

48 x 16

1.42 to 1.52

4′ 9″ to 5′ 0″

19

48

83.5

50 x 16

1.52 to 1.58

5′ 0″ to 5′ 2″

19.5

50

83.5

50 x 16

1.58 to 1.63

5′ 2″ to 5′ 4″

20

51

83.5

50 x 16

1.63 to 1.68

5′ 4″ to 5′ 6″

20.5

52

83.5

50 x 16

1.68 to 1.73

5′ 6″ to 5′ 8″

21

53

83.5

50 x 16

1.73 to 1.78

5′ 8″ to 5′ 10″

21.5

55

83.5

50 x 16

1.78 to 1.83

5′ 10″ to 6′ 0″

22

56

83.5

50 x 16

1.83 to 1.86

6′ 0″ to 6′ 1″

22.5

57

83.5

50 x 16

1.86 to 1.88

6′ 1″ to 6′ 2″

23

58

83.5

50 x 16

1.88 to 1.90 +

6′ 2″ to 6′ 3″

23.5

60

83.5

50 x 16

 The above data may change from time to time.