Preparations are underway for the second Manchester Beer & Cider Festival (MBCF) to be held at the city’s Velodrome within the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling.
The first event last January was hailed a huge success with more than 10,000 people attending the festival over four days, and all 16 bars being drunk dry by the Saturday afternoon.
Now organisers, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), are working hard to ensure the 2015 event will be even bigger and better. The Festival will take over the whole of the Velodrome from January 21st–24th 2015. The expanded festival bars will be spread across the Velodrome concourse and floor with around 17,500 more pints of beer, cider & perry available.
All this can be enjoyed in the iconic National Cycling Centre, home to Team GB’s fantastically successful Olympic and Paralympics cyclists. The Velodrome track remains in use throughout the festival by Team GB who train every day. As pints are enjoyed, there is every chance that medal winning cyclists such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny will be whizzing round as they train for the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.