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Access to bikes

Find a bike shop

There are lots of bike shops – independents and national chains - in Greater Manchester. A directory of bike shops can be found on the Cycling Experts website.


Recycled bikes in Greater Manchester

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

A recycled bike is a used bike that's been professionally checked and serviced to be safe and roadworthy. Try these local suppliers:

CERA Cycloan
Stockport, SK1 3UQ
ceracycloan.co.uk

Gearing Up
Wigan, WN3 4EN
www.thebrick.org.uk/works/gearingup/

Positive Steps / Kickstart Cycle Recycle Project
Oldham, OL1 4LA
0161 621 9250
www.positive-steps.org.uk/positive-steps-extra/positive-cycles

Urban Cycling Centre at the National Cycling Academy
Whitefield, M45 7QJ
ncagb.co.uk


Hiring a bike

Hiring a bike can be a great way to try cycling before you decide to buy a bike. 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 below.

Manchester Bike Hire
Rental bikes delivered to and collected from your home.
www.manchesterbikehire.co.uk

Brompton Dock
Hire a folding bike and take it anywhere.
www.bromptondock.co.uk

Velo Times
Family bike hire and repairs in the Mersey Valley
www.velotimes.com/bike-hire


Cycle to work schemes

If you are employed then you may be able to get a bike through a cycle to work scheme.

This can entail your employer buying a bike for you to ride to work and you ‘hire’ it (often through a salary sacrifice scheme). At the end of the ‘hire’ period, you are usually offered the option to buy the bike from your employer.

More information can be found about cycle to work schemes online.