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Trafford...It's Your Move!

Get walking, wheeling or cycling in Trafford

A world famous sporting history, canals, thriving town centres and a National Trust park. And locals know how much more Trafford has to offer.

Whether it’s cycling Sale Water Park or mooching round Altrincham Market.

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. 

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Borrow a bike in Trafford

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 Trafford:

  • Stayfit Stay Focused Bike Fit - Community bike ride initiative for men, women and young people.

  • The Urban Fitness Collective - Young people-led community, sport and leisure organisation. Explicitly targets and works with hard-to-reach and marginalised young people to give them different choices through positive engagement and messages via sport.

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

Looking for more ways to move?

Social Cycling & Led Rides

  • Manchester Joyriders. Led bike rides to increase confidence. Some of their rides include bike hire. 

  • Urmston Social Cycling. An informal social cycling community group where you can get out on your bikes, meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and explore the surrounding areas at a leisurely pace.

  • Longford Park Community Cycling Club. A community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around Stretford.

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