Get accessto a bike
Find everything you need to know about buying, hiring or borrowing a bike.
Cycle hire bikes now available for hire in Greater Manchester
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.
Bikes are available from stations across Manchester, Salford and Trafford.
Bike libraries are local hubs that will allow people to borrow a bicycle, like a book, to try out.
There are bike libraries all across Greater Manchester, so find the nearest to you and give cycling a go.
Rent a bike
Renting a bike can be a great way to try cycling or specific bikes before you decide to buy one. 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.
Get a refurbished bike
A cheap, environmentally-friendly alternative to buying a new bike.
For many disabled people, discovering the joy of cycling can be life changing. From improving a person’s physical and mental health, to helping them gain independence and the freedom to explore their local area.
If you want to try out an adapted bike or would like some advice, then please visit our inclusive cycling and walking page.
Give cargo bikes a try and you won't look back
Cargo bikes are growing in popularity across the UK as a way to transport food shopping, take the kids out and about, transporting pets to the vets and even replacing a run in the car to the local tip.
Cargo bikes come in all shapes and sizes and can be as simple as a large basket attached to the front or a Dutch-style bike which has a large cargo area at the front that can hold huge loads.
If you want to use one for a particular purpose or trial one before you buy, Manchester Bikes has a range of options and can advise on the best fit for you.
You'll be ditching the car for the weekly shop before you know it.
Get a better bike for less
And bike equipment too
Get a new bike, helmet and other accessories for up to 40% off through the 'Bike to work' scheme. Pay in easy monthly payments and 'rent to own'. It's an easy, cheap and low-hassle way to upgrade your ride.
It doesn't cost your employer anything to join this scheme, in fact it saves them money! So, if they don't offer it, it shouldn't be hard to persuade your boss to sign-up.