Looking for inspiration for a fun day out? These maps are just for you.
These are just a handful of the endless places you can get to by bike in Greater Manchester. We'll be adding more maps in future but in the meantime try these for starters. You don't have to do them all today!
Take your pick from the list below.
Regional guides and links
Cycling Inspiration Visit these sites to find out more about the many cycling opportunities across Greater Manchester and get some inspiration for your next cycle ride.
National Cycling Centre Britain's first indoor Olympic cycling track opened in 1994. The track is in constant use seven days a week and, thanks to the comprehensive programme of activities for all levels of ability, it is one of the busiest in the world. From elite athletes to novices, the track offers sessions to anyone seeking to experience this exciting sport. Regular users of the track include members of the very successful GB track cycling team, such as Laura Trott or Jason Kenny, as well as local schoolchildren and track enthusiasts. In 2011 the National Cycling Centre was significantly expanded with the launch of the new £19M indoor BMX track. Together with new, purpose built offices for British Cycling, the governing body for cycling in Britain, this development further consolidates Manchester’s status as the centre of cycling in the UK.
South Pennines: Walk Ride Cycle Walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding routes for all ages and abilities, from a quiet stroll along the canal towpath, to a bike ride that will test your endurance and provide a few white knuckle moments.
Fallowfield Loop Line This urban route takes you from Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Debdale. Along the way it passes close by to three parks, which make great stopping off points. In particular, 130-acre Debdale Park, near the end of the ride, features off-road cycle trails around Gorton's reservoirs for those wanting a challenge.
Cycle Sprog Family cycling routes in Greater Manchester.
Pennine Bridleway A 205 mile adventure for walkers, horse riders & mountain bikers. Explore the hills & valleys of the Pennines following old packhorse routes, drovers roads & newly created bridleways.
British Cycling: Manchester Suggestions from British Cycling
And if you’re wanting some company on your ride then visit our Clubs and Groups page to find people in your area.
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