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Manchester...It's Your Move!

Get walking, wheeling or cycling in Manchester

Manchester is the original modern city. Music, football, culture, shopping food, we’ve got it all on our doorstep. So many neighbourhoods with so much character.

Walking, cycling and wheeling is for everyone. And it’s quicker, cheaper and easier than you might think. 

Try out new cycling and walking routes

We’re building the UK's largest active travel network.

1,800 miles of safe, traffic-free cycling and walking routes. More than 2,400 new, safer road crossings. All linking up to public transport so you can get even further.

Get planning!

It’s time to plan your route. You can leave the hard work to our journey planner. 

It’ll work out the best walking, wheeling or cycling route for you.  

And link you up with public transport if you want to go further. 

Hire a Starling Bank Bike

No bike? No problem. There’s plenty of Starling Bank Bikes across Manchester, Trafford and Salford.

Cycle to the shops, cycle to campus, cycle to your friend’s house. Or… just cycle for fun.

It’s a cheap, easy way to get around, and get back into the saddle.

Learn to ride or fix your bike

Whatever you’re looking to learn, we’ve got a course to fit. 

Build your confidence. Learn for the first time. Ride together as a family. Mend a puncture or fix your brakes. You don’t even need to own a bike to get started. 

Person riding a bike on a cycle training course

Borrow a bike in Manchester

Want to try out a bike for free? It’s as easy as borrowing a book. Just pop down to your local bike library and take one out for a spin.

Get in touch and get exploring:

Make your move, together!

Want company? Joining a local walking or cycling group is a fun and friendly way to get active. Explore new places, meet new people and learn new skills.

Get in touch with these Cycle and Stride groups in Manchester:

  • Abraham Moss - Multi-cultural club focusing on sport and other activities for families in Cheetham and Crumpsall, North Manchester.

  • Bee PedalReady - Bee Pedal Ready, provides a safe space for women to learn, repair, and ride bikes.

  • British Muslim Heritage Centre - Community based wellbeing programmes.

  • Booth Centre - Community centre working with people who have experience of or are at risk of homelessness.

  • Burnage Buddies (Cooperative Social Group) - An organisation that helps South Asian women socialise, integrate, be active and become a strong group influencing the people and communities around them.

  • Chit Chat Chai - Provides a safe space for local women to learn English and support their health and wellbeing by developing networks of friendship and support.

  • Communities for all - Supporting all community groups with the object of encouraging community cohesion, integration and improving social & economic inclusion.

  • Eden Boys' Leadership Academy - Award-winning Academy School supporting active lives for pupils via cycling and walking.

Boss the school run

Why walk, wheel or cycle to school? Come on, it's much more fun!  

And a great, stress-free start to the day: 

✔️ Get fit, get happy, enjoy quality time with the kids. 

✔️ No need to find parking. Just cruise up to the school gates. 

✔️ A traffic-free, reliable route that takes the same time, every time. 

✔️ Cleaner air at the school gates. 

We’re doing our bit through School Streets, cycle training for students and youth ambassador programmes. 

Why not plan your route and give it a trial run? 

High school students stood next to their bikes on a cycle lane

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