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