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community cycling

Ever since that iridescent twilit evening back in September 2005 when we found ourselves - for the first time ever - absolutely and completely surrounded by bikes. Tall bikes, tiny bikes, bikes with boom boxes, sound systems and built in instruments. Young, old and everyone in between. Cheering, whistling, wailing, celebrating. This was Critical Mass and there was no turning back now. Slowly sauntering around the city on every breed of bike under the sun, making new friends, taking over the roads. This city was ours. And we all shared one beloved love.

Check out some amazing local bike groups and projects below - starting with the ones we have started or are currently working with. [Please get in touch if you are a community cycling group or bike initiative and would like to be included on this page]

mcr bike projects

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Platt Fields Bike Hub

Welcome to Platt Fields Bike Hub – a space designed to host various community focused bicycle projects. We are a not-for-profit group working to improve cycling in Manchester.


Whalley Range

The Bike Hive

A community bike project run by volunteers, based in Alexandra Park, South Manchester, the project supports a growing number of people from across the local area to ride, recycle, build, repair and have fun with bikes.


Whalley Range / Levenshulme

Coffee Cranks

Our co-op started with cycling and you can rest assured that you’ll find one of our purpose built coffee carts supporting local community events and markets in Manchester where you’ll find the same great coffee



Manchester Bike Hire

Manchester Bike Hire has grown to provide traditional bike hire, retail and corporate bike repair and maintenance, and guided bike tours.



Bambino Biking

We offer trial and advice sessions in Manchester, as well as hire and sales of kids bike seats, bike trailers and tag-a-longs. We carry a wide range of brands to suit all budgets and different individual needs.


MCR Wide

North West Velo Fest

North West Velo Fest is a grassroots cycling festival organised by the cycling community of Manchester.

2019 will be our 8th year.


MCR Wide

Lady Pedal

We are a cycling community of women. We meet regularly to talk about cycling and plan cycling events for women. We aim to encourage women to cycle by helping them to feel safe and confident on Manchester’s roads.



Cera Cycloan

Our mission is to provide all participants with the same opportunity to productively engage in forging a fairer, safer and more inclusive society.



Station South

We’re a destination cycle café, bar and co-working space in Levenshulme, Manchester. Or at least we will be when we open in 2019. We still have some work to do…


City Centre

Critical Mass

Critical mass is a bike ride that happens in Manchester and cities all over the world EVERY last friday of the month. In Manchester we meet at 6pm at Central Library...Rain or shine.


City Centre base / MCR wide

Revolve MCR

Mobile bicycle repair has been the core of our business since we started in 2010, bringing professional workshop quality equipment and skills to you on one of our awesome cargo bikes.


City Centre base / MCR wide

Tandem Coffee House

Tandem Coffee House is a welcoming space located in Stockport Old Town. We’re an independent business open Monday to Saturday for brews, lunches, and treats.

2nd hand bikes, Tool Club, Repairs

Hire bikes & trailers, Public sessions

Cycle cafe, bike hire, community cycling

2nd hand bikes, Repairs, Learn to Ride

Various free bike events

Public bike ride

Cycle cafe / Cargo bike coffee for events

Coffee Cranks

Led rides / Events / Cycling Festivals

Mobile cycle repairs

Bike hire / Sales/ Tours

2nd hand bikes / training / sales

Cycle cafe

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