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Cycle Hire

How to use the bikes

The bikes are available to hire via the app. The GM scheme is powered by Beryl who operate the bikes on our behalf.

Bike locations

At the moment, cycle hire is only available in select locations as part of a public trial. The scheme will launch fully in summer 2022 in the zone highlighted on the map. There will be more than 200 stations, 1,200 pedal bikes and 300 e-bikes across Manchester, Salford and Trafford.

The Beryl app shows you exactly where you can hire a bike from and how many are available at any given time.

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

Price

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.

Cyclist using cycle hire scheme along Oxford Road

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 graphic showing a phone with the Beryl logo, and cycle hire bikes placed behind

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 use of the bikes will be closely monitored and fed into the approach for when the full scheme launches.

The scheme, which will roll out in stages, will see 1,500 bikes - including e-bikes, available to the public in 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, the 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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