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Cycle hire is coming to Greater Manchester

Scheme launching in November 2021

Transport for Greater Manchester, working in partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, is launching Greater Manchester's first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme in November 2021. ​

The scheme, which will roll out in stages, will see 1,500 Bee Network Bikes - including e-bikes, available to the public by summer 2022, with a public trial of 250 cycles launching on Oxford Road in November 2021.

Docking stations, which will be placed across parts of Manchester, Salford and Trafford will typically be between 300-500m apart, ensuring that up to 198,000 residents are never more than a five-minute walk from a bicycle.

The scheme will be 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.

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Buy a bike

There are lots of bike shops – independents and national chains - in Greater Manchester.

Rent a bike

Renting a bike can be a great way to try cycling or specific bikes before you decide to buy one. It's also a great way to get into cycling by yourself or with friends, without the commitment of buying a bike.

Take a look at our list of bike hire providers in Greater Manchester.

Get a refurbished bike

A cheap, environmentally-friendly alternative to buying a new bike.

Cargo bikes

Give cargo bikes a try and you won't look back

Cargo bikes are growing in popularity across the UK as a way to transport food shopping, take the kids out and about, transporting pets to the vets and even replacing a run in the car to the local tip.

Cargo bikes come in all shapes and sizes and can be as simple as a large basket attached to the front or a Dutch-style bike which has a large cargo area at the front that can hold huge loads.

If you want to trial one before you buy, Manchester Bike Hire has a range of options and can advise on the best fit for you. You'll be ditching the car for the weekly shop before you know it.

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