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How to use the bikes

The bikes are available to hire via the Beryl app. Beryl is the bike share company operating the scheme on our behalf.

1. Locate and unlock – using the Beryl mobile app.

2. Ride – have fun and be safe.

3. Return – to any Cycle Hire station. If a station is full, leave the bikes as close to the station as you can.

4. Relock – close the lock to end your ride.

Bee Network Cycle Hire customer using Beryl app

Bike locations

At the moment, Cycle Hire is only available in select locations as part of a public trial. The scheme will launch fully in summer 2022 in the zone highlighted on the map. There will be more than 200 stations, 1,200 pedal bikes and 300 e-bikes across Manchester, Salford and Trafford.

The Beryl app shows you exactly where you can hire a bike from and how many are available at any given time.

GM Cycle Hire Zone map

Cycle hire prices

One of the best value cycle hire schemes in the UK

The bikes will be available on a Pay As You Ride (PAYR) basis.

Pedal bikes will cost 50p to unlock and 5p per minute to ride.

E-bikes will cost £1 to unlock and 10p per minute to ride.

About the scheme

Transport for Greater Manchester, working in partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, has launched Greater Manchester's first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme.

Hire bikes are now available from multiple stations across Oxford Road and the University of Salford – making cycling a real option for commuters, cross city travellers and students. The use of the bikes will be closely monitored and fed into the approach for the full scheme when it launches in June 2022.

The scheme, which will roll out in stages, will see 1,500 bikes - including e-bikes, available to the public by summer 2022.

The scheme is managed and funded by TfGM, on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and operated on a day-to-day basis by Beryl, the experienced bike-share company which already works with other cities and regions including London, Watford, Bournemouth, Norwich and Hereford.

When the full scheme rolls out in the summer of 2022 it will give hundreds of thousands of Greater Manchester residents and workers an affordable, convenient and quick way to get around.

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