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Starling Bank Bikes

How to use Starling Bank Bikes

The bikes are available to hire via the app. The scheme is powered by Beryl who operate the bikes on behalf of the Bee Network.

Locate and unlock

Using the Starling Bank Bikes app.

Person riding a starling bank bike in Manchester


Have fun and be safe.

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Return and relock

To finish your ride, push the bike into a stand and secure both locks on the front and rear of the bike.


The bikes can be hired 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.

Starling bank bike hire customer riding a bike in Manchester

Seen a bike somewhere it shouldn’t be?

If you spot something wrong, it’s quick and easy to let us know: 

Seen something criminal, like theft or vandalism? You can discreetly LiveChat Greater Manchester Police or call 101. 

Ready to roll?

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

Two cyclists using starling bank bike hire in Manchester

Want to know more?

Got questions about the current bike station locations? How to get started? How to use the scheme correctly? And how not to get charged a fee for incorrect use? 

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