Get bike riding lessons
Do you want to learn to cycle? Or do you just need a bit of reassurance for your existing cycling skills? Young people in Greater Manchester can get bike riding lessons with the Nationwide Cycling Academy.
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Get recycled bikes
Want a new bike but haven't got cash to splash? Get environmentally friendly and save money with a recycled bike!
A recycled bike is a used bike that's been professionally checked and serviced to be safe and roadworthy. Try these local suppliers:
Stockport, SK1 3UQ
Wigan, WN3 4EN
Positive Steps / Kickstart Cycle Recycle Project
Oldham, OL1 4LA
0161 621 9250
Urban Cycling Centre at the National Cycling Academy
Whitefield, M45 7QJ
Cycle to Work Schemes
If you have a job then you may be able to get a bike through a cycle to work scheme. This can mean your employer buys a bike for you to ride to work and you ‘hire’ it (often through a salary sacrifice scheme). At the end of the ‘hire’ period, you are usually offered the option to buy the bike from your employer.
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Hiring a bike
Hiring a bike can be a great way to try cycling before you decide to buy a bike. It's also a way to get into cycling by yourself or with friends, without the commitment of buying a bike.
Here's a list of bike hire organisations in Greater Manchester.
Manchester Bike Hire
Rental bikes delivered to and collected from your home.
Hire a folding bike and take it anywhere.
Family bike hire and repairs in the Mersey Valley.