Whether you want to cycle to work, cycle with the family for leisure or ride for a club, this is the page full of information on cycling in Greater Manchester.

Finding a group

There are guided rides suitable for all abilities including beginners and families through the local SkyRide programme, or  Cycle UK. Both organisations provide social rides so everyone can get involved. SkyRide also have registered events throughout the year all over the country. 

For women only group rides there are the Breeze Rides. These rides take advantage of many of Greater Manchester’s off road trails in urban parks, greenspaces and down canals.

If you would like to organise a ride and ask others to come and cycle with you, why not promote your ride on Ride Social.  You could also keep an eye out on the site for other rides that you can join.

Have a look on our Club Finder page and type your postcode in and set the sport to 'cycling' to find your nearest registered cycling club. 

Cycling facilities

There are specialist cycling facilities in Greater Manchester including BMX tracks in parks, a Cycle Circuit in Tameside, a Cycle Speedway Track in Bury, and of course the world class velodrome and indoor BMX track in Manchester at the National Cycling Centre.

Transport for Greater Manchester investing in cycle lanes and secure cycle parking to make cycling to work more appealing to more people. There is also cycle training on offer for adults and children living in Greater Manchester.

If you wish to use your bike to cycle to work, go to the shops or to visit friends, there are tools for planning your journey and calculating the cost of savings made by using your bike instead of the car. Links to these tools are below.

For further details contact:

Louise Robbins

Development Manager (Physical Activity)


M: 07740 883080