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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.

There’s lots happening in Manchester. We've already delivered:

And there's more to come!

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 bike

No bike? No problem. There’s plenty of cycle hire 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

Cheaper than the car, faster than your feet. Cycling’s for everyone.  

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. 

An image of a woman on a bike receiving a high-five from an instructor on a 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manchester District Scouts - Supporting the 14 scout groups in Manchester South and over 1200 young people aged 8-18, including some from deprived areas.

  • Longsight Medical Centre – Moss Side Branch - Trusted medical practice in the heart of Moss Side encouraging local residents to get more active through cycling and walking.

  • Longford Park Community Cycle Hub - Community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around Stretford.

  • Manchester Secondary PRU - School for those excluded or at risk of being excluded, providing access to bicycles & equipment.

  • No. 93 Wellbeing Centre - Community Centre in the heart of Harpurhey providing a comprehensive set of wellbeing services.

  • Station South - Destination cycle café, bar and co-working space in Levenshulme, supporting active lives.

  • Manchester District Scouts - Supporting the 14 scout groups in South Manchester with over 1200 young people aged 8-18.

  • The Bike Hive - Well-established community cycling project based in Alexandra Park, South Manchester offering cycle training and maintenance.

  • Thrive Manchester - Charity based in Wythenshawe with a focus on health and wellbeing with the aim of promoting good physical and mental health for people across GM. 

  • We Bike Levenshulme - Bike Fridays is a collective of local volunteers made up of residents and parents working together to encourage families to walk, scoot or cycle to school and beyond.

  • YPAC Manchester - Youth and community project working across four areas of Manchester.

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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