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Secure cycle parking

Cycle hubs

Secure cycle parking at key locations across Greater Manchester

A Cycle Hub is a safe and secure place to lock your bike under cover, away from potential thieves.

Protected by CCTV and a swipe-card entry systems, there are Cycle Hubs near public transport links and other convenient places across Greater Manchester.

How to use Cycle Hubs

The first step is to register and purchase a cycle hub membership. There are a number of memberships you can choose from to suit your Cycle Hub needs.

Regional membership

  • Park your bike securely on a first come, first served basis.

  • Available to use at all the hubs except MediaCityUK and City Tower.

  • Costs £10 a year.

Standard membership at City Tower or MediaCityUK

  • Park your bike securely on a first come, first served basis.

  • Available to use at either MediaCityUK or City Tower (plus access to all other hubs)

  • Costs £10 per month or £100 per year.

Premium membership at City Tower or MediaCityUK:

In addition to the above, if you wish to use the showers and lockers at Media City or City Tower, it costs £20 a month or £200 per year.

Pay-a-you-go at City Tower

  • Park your bike securely on a first come, first served basis at City Tower in Manchester City Centre.

  • A pay-as-you-go option is charged at £10 for 10 visits (call 0161 244 1000 to purchase).

Cancelling your membership

If you cancel your membership, we will refund unused whole months of membership where the annual membership cost is greater than £10.

To cancel your membership, return your card to: Travel Concessions, TfGM, PO Box 429, M60 1HX.

Problems with your card

If your card is lost, damaged or stolen, there is a £10 administration fee for a replacement.

Please contact us on 0161 244 1000 where payment can be made using a debit or credit card.

Lines are open Monday to Friday (7am to 8pm) and, Saturday and Sunday (8am to 8pm).

Find a Cycle Hub

Search for your nearest hub and apply for membership

Head to our map to find your nearest hub and apply for membership below

Bike Lockers Users' Club

Join the Bike Lockers Users' Club (BLUC) to use any of the hundreds of lockers at rail stations, bus and tram stops across Greater Manchester.

It costs £10 to join BLUC either by calling 0161 244 1000 or downloading and completing the form below.

When you have joined the Bike Lockers Users' Club (BLUC), you will be sent a padlock key - which will open any of the TfGM bike lockers at rail stations, bus and tram stops all across the city-region.

Open an empty locker and lock your bike to the stand inside. Attach your BLUC membership card to your bike.

If you have a problem, or want to leave BLUC, email bluc@tfgm.com.

Sheffield stands

Call us old fashioned but simple, visible locations are often safest for two wheels

Day-to-day, on everyday trips, the most convenient place to leave your bike when out and about is somewhere right near your location where you can lock it securely. Look out for a Sheffield Stand.

Buy the best quality lock you can afford, ideally a D lock, and secure your bike in the most visible location you can find with high footfall. So think outside shops, cafes, libraries, Metrolink stops - somewhere busy that offers higher natural security.

Sheffield stands

Bike hangars

Limited space where you live? Bike hangars are a great solution.

Capable of storing six bikes in an outdoor, compact and secure shelter, bike hangars are currently in place in locations across Salford.

A bike hangar is the height, width and length of a small car and takes up about the same amount of room on the street as a car parking space. They can be placed either on the road or pavement.

In Salford, residents pay a £25 key deposit and an annual fee for their space. Initially the annual fee is subsidised at £20 per year for the first two years, going up to £40 per year after that.

Bike hangar pic

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