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Cycle Hire

Cycle hire is on the move!

Cycle hire is expanding across Manchester, Salford and Trafford from August 2022.  

The rollout will be phased with total bike numbers ramping up to 1,500, including 300 e-bikes. The map highlights the area that cycle hire will operate. 

To see all the new stations as they appear and find the nearest one to you, download the Beryl app. 

A map showing the operating zone for the Bee Network Cycle Hire scheme


One of the best value cycle hire schemes in the UK

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

Pedal bikes cost 50p to unlock and 5p per minute to ride. E-bikes cost £1 to unlock and 10p per minute to ride.

Minute bundles

You can also save money on your ride with minute bundles. Buy between £5 and £40 of minutes in advance and pay just 5p a minute to ride both standard and e-bikes. There are no unlock fees for standard bikes when you purchase a minute bundle.

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Ready to roll?

It's simple to get started - all you need to do is download the Beryl app, find a bike and start riding.

A student riding a cycle hire bike on Oxford Road in Manchester

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, the University of Salford and at MediaCity – making cycling a real option for commuters, cross city travellers and students.  

The scheme is being roll out in stages and will see 1,500 bikes - including e-bikes, available to the public from August 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, an 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 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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