News | Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Improve your cycling skills and confidence

We are offering a range of cycle courses including learn to ride and basic maintenance classes

The Environment team are working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester to offer a varied programme of cycle riding and maintenance workshops over the course of this academic year.

With the recent improvements to the Oxford Road Corridor, the introduction of segregated cycle lanes, and the introduction of the Mo Bike scheme in Manchester in mind, it is likely that more of our students and staff may consider cycling to University.

To support our students and staff to gain the skills required to cycle with confidence on the roads, and in the segregated cycle lanes, we are offering a range of cycle courses including learn to ride, road rider ready and basic maintenance classes.

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve ridden a bike or maybe you’ve never had the chance to try. Maybe you are a fairly confident off-road or recreational cyclist, but would like to gain the confidence to cycle on-road. Or, perhaps you would like to know how to undertake basic bike checks and maintenance- check out the programme of bike courses on offer this year.

Here is a quick breakdown of what’s on:

Find out more about what each of the courses entail, and register to get involved, here.

Secure your bike- discounted D locks

Throughout the year, we are working with the Security team to offer a reduced price ‘gold standard’ D Lock for students and staff, as well as bike registration and marking.

All students and staff are welcome to purchase a D lock for just £10 (whilst stocks last) when you register and mark your bike with the Manchester Met Security Team. To do this, simply take your bike along to the security office:

Address: Cambridge Halls (South), 62 Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6UU

Tel: 0161 247 1334

Parking your bike

There are many secure cycle parking facilities across our campuses, if you would like to access to one, please contact the Travel team: cycling@mmu.ac.uk 

Receive Cycling Updates

If you are a student or staff member, and would like to receive cycle related news and updates, please register to receive ‘Cycling at Manchester Met’. The cycling update will provide you with useful information about cycling, including how and where to park your bike on campus, how to improve your cycling skills and confidence, bike security and exclusive offers for Manchester Met staff and students.

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