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Bikes Libraries

What is a 'bike library'?

Bike libraries are local hubs that will allow people to borrow a bicycle for free, like a book, to try out.

They aim to boost access to cycling and take advantage of developing infrastructure, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable ‘bike library’.

Bike libraries will ordinarily be in the heart of a community, within easy reach by foot, in places such as community centres, schools, village halls or local business premises.

There are already similar schemes running across the ten GM districts, so this bike libraries scheme will support expansion and help create locally sustainable models where bikes are donated, fixed up and used.

Bolton

  • Bike with Emma, BL4 7HX (coming soon)

  • Blackrod Sports and Community Centre, BL6 5TG (coming soon)

  • South East Lancs Community Rail Partnership, BL1 1LS (coming soon)

Bury

  • Bury Library (Bury MBC), BL9 0EZ (coming soon)

  • Radcliffe Library (Bury MBC), BL9 0EZ (coming soon)

  • The BAME Project, BL9 0ND (coming soon)

Manchester

  • Age UK Manchester, M2 7HG (coming soon)

  • Canal and River Trust, M40 7ND (coming soon)

  • Chorlton Bike Deliveries, M21 8XD (coming soon)

  • Communities for All, M8 0PF (coming soon)

  • Green Fingers Moston Community, M40 5HG (coming soon)

  • Manchester Active (GLL), M19 3BP (coming soon)

  • Manchester Active (GLL), M15 5NN (coming soon)

  • Manchester Communication Academy, M40 8NT (coming soon)

  • Manchester Cycling Academy (MMU), M19 2GS (coming soon)

  • Nacro GM Outdoor Learning, M23 0AB (coming soon)

  • Station South, Levenshulme (coming soon)

  • Yaran Northwest, M13 0YW (coming soon)

Oldham

  • Ghazali Trust, OL4 1FN (coming soon)

  • Positive Cycles, OL1 1DJ (coming soon)

  • Saddleworth School, OL3 6BU (coming soon)

Rochdale

  • Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC, OL11 2JG (coming soon)

Salford

  • The Friars Primary School, M3 7EU (coming soon)

Stockport

  • Community Active Stockport CIC, SK6 7ND (coming soon)

  • Dirt Factory, SK6 5EN (coming soon)

Tameside

  • Haughton Green Community Forum, M34 7PH (coming soon)

Trafford

  • The Urban Fitness Collective (Tuf*C), M16 0PQ (coming soon)

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