Department of Sport

Performance Cycling


Performance Cycling


Riders coming to the University of Nottingham will form part of one of the best set ups in the country. Head Coach Bryan Steel is a two-time Olympic Medallist and leads a thriving performance culture which saw the club end the 2018/19 season ranked 3rd in the UK, a rise of 7 places from the previous year. Utilising world class facilities such as Derby Velodrome, Harvey Hadden Closed Circuit and the Peak District the club provides a performance outlet for students specialising in all disciplines (Track, Road, Mountain Biking). Additional support is available to riders through strength and conditioning, workshops in nutrition, psychology and anti-doping as well as personalised training programmes to help athletes achieve their goals.

There are opportunities to represent the University at a range of BUCS competitions as well as the chance to ride at the National Track Cycling Championships, which the club did so for the first time this year. The city of Nottingham is surrounded by some fantastic roads and race opportunities for cyclists, meaning there’s no excuse not to get on your bike and explore!


Cycling at The University of Nottingham


Performance coaching

Cycling performance coach of the university of Nottingham is Bryan Steel who is a level 2 cycling coach and level 3 performance mentor. As an athlete Bryan competed at 4 Olympic games (1992, 1996, 2000 & 2004) winning a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney and Silver at the 2004 Athens Games for the team pursuit event. He also competed in 14 World championship winning 5 medals along with 3 Commonwealth medals.

Bryan retired from competition after the 2004 Olympic games and developed his coaching/mentoring skills working for the Youth sport trust, Sport England, UK sport and the Dame Kelly Holmes legacy trust before starting Bryan Steel coaching in 2012 and in 2015 he started the Bryan Steel cycling academy supporting riders in the East Midlands in achieving their cycling potential.

To find out more about our performance cycling program, please use the link below to get in contact with us.

Contact our Club Development Officer

Register your interest


Performance training 

  • September to December     
  • 2 track sessions
  • 1 road session per week
  • January to June   
  •  3 road sessions per week


  • National track championship
  • National 10mile and 25mile championship
  •  1st BUCS team pursuit
  • 1st BUCS men point race
  • 2nd BUCS ind pursuit
  • 2nd BUCS ladies points race
  • 3rd BUCS ladies team pursuit

Performance facilities


  • BUCS track
  • BUCS team time trial
  • BUCS 10mile and 25mile time trials
  • BUCS Road race




University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000