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Manchester stations 2mi Mon 4 Jul
Scholey St to E bike Capital 2mi Fri 1 Jul
Little Lever to Bury 5mi Wed 29 Jun
Little Lever to Bolton 4mi Wed 29 Jun
MH3 thursday run 3mi Thu 23 Jun
Italian cafe 4mi Wed 15 Jun
Patricroft Rail Station to Ciy Airport (Barton) 2mi Mon 6 Jun
Parrin lane to Walkden Stn 3mi Wed 1 Jun
Patricroft Rail Sta. to Lanc's Mining Museum at Astley Green 5mi Thu 26 May
Patricroft Rail Station to RHS Bridgewater 3mi Wed 18 May

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20mph for Manchester and Edinburgh

19 Aug 2014

The 20mph revolution rolls on with two of Britain’s cities taking steps towards more bike-friendly streets. This week sees large swathes of inner Manchester become 20mph zones, including Hulme, Rusholme,…

Cargo bikes come to Manchester

27 May 2014

A new cycle delivery company is aiming to bring two-wheeled freight transport to Manchester. Manchester Cycle Deliveries carries loads of up to 180kg anywhere in the city centre, and offers…

Saturday is ‘Big Ride’ day

14 May 2014 · 1

This Saturday, 17th May, thousands of cyclists will be taking to the streets to demand better cycling conditions – while having fun doing so. The ‘Big Ride’ event, part of the…

£5m of cycling improvements to trunk roads

1 Apr 2014

Almost £5m is to be spent on a dozen small schemes to make England’s trunk roads safer for cyclists. The first one, in Hull, will be unveiled today. The Highways Agency is aiming to…

HS2 cycleway plans revealed

New 27 Mar 2014

cycle.travel has obtained details of the new National Cycleway being planned beside the HS2 railway, from London to Birmingham and the North. The Dutch consultancy firm drawing up the proposals…

Bike show for Manchester this weekend

6 Mar 2014

London and Birmingham have their own bike shows: now, so does Manchester, with the Bike & Tri show returning to the city this weekend. To be held at the Manchester Central…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Manchester:

The Chocolate Cafe · 37mi round-trip
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Truly Scrumptious · 39mi round-trip
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Relish · 36mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Manchester

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Manchester:

To Ashbourne, Buxton, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Barnoldswick, Sedbergh, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

To Telford, Newport, Stafford, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Biddulph, Congleton, Macclesfield, Bollington, Marple, Tyldesley, Atherton, Hindley, Wigan, Adlington, Chorley and Preston.

To Fleetwood, Blackpool, Southport, Maghull, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Lymm, Penistone, Barnsley, Swinton, Doncaster and Selby.

To Ramsbottom, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside.

To Littleborough, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Elland, Brighouse, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Bradford and Leeds.

To Ashbourne, Buxton, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Barnoldswick, Sedbergh, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Knowledge

Share your tips for cycling in Manchester

What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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