Manchester Sports


Bikes, Cycling Clubs and Facilities around Greater Manchester & the North-West Region

Manchester Velodrome, the National Cycling Centre
National Cycling Velodrome, Eastlands, Manchester. Aerial
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National Cycling Centre


1 Stuart Street, Eastlands, Manchester M11. Tel: 0161-223 2244.
So far, Britain’s best rated indoor cycle venue and home to many British
Cycling Olympians and Commonwealth Games Champions. Hosts regular
local racing and training events, as well as hiring bicycles and offering
introductions to cyling for beginners.

& Bicycle Shops in Greater Manchester

Bike Shack

10 Oakfield Trading Estate, Oakfield Road, Altrincham WA15 8EJ. Tel:
0161-929 9355.

Manchester Road, Stockport SK4 5DL. Tel: 0161-432 4936.

Bicycle Doctor
68-70 Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5HF.
Tel: 0161-224 1303. Email: Website:

177 School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M19 1GN. Tel: 0161-443 1235.

Factory Shop

424, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1BD. Tel: 0161-773 212.

Cycle Superstore

158 Cross Street, Sale, Trafford, Manchester M33 7AQ. Tel: 0161-973

The author cycling in the Irwell Valley, Salford


45 Green Lane, Ashton-on-Mersey, Trafford, Manchester M33 5PN. Tel:
0161-973 5234.

Bicycle Co-operative

7 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5FT. Tel: 0161-257 3897.
Fax: 0161-248 7923.
Email: Website:

Evans Cycles
201 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW. Tel: 0845 070 5405. Website:

Direct Cycles

Unit 2 Crab Tree Lane, Atherton M46 0AU. Tel: 01942-877 147.

Shields Cycles

1-5 Old Road, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0BQ. Tel: 0161-681-2975.


— Unit 36 Manchester
Fort, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8EP.Tel: 016- 831 0190.
— White
City Retail Park, Chester Road, Manchester M16 0RP. Tel: 0161-877
— Snipe Retail Park, Manchester Road, Ashton, Manchester OL7 0DN.
Tel: 0161-3719739.
— 34 King Street, Oldham OL8 1EU. Tel: 0161-627 5091.

Harry Hall

67 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WQ. Tel: 0161-236 5699.

Hirsts Cycles

62 Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5AD. Tel: 0161-794 2000.

Ken Foster’s
Cycle Logic

374 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AZ. Tel: 0161- 881

Lane End

5 Lane End Road, Burnage, Manchester M19 1WA. Tel: 0161-431 0777.

Cycle Exchange Ltd

1 Brook Terrace, Urmston, Manchester M41 7NG. Tel: 0161-748 2532.

Middleton Cycles

77b Long Street, Middleton, Manchester M24 6UN. Tel: 0161-653 5937.

Mike Cookson

195 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6GE. Tel: 0161-766 2633.

Neil Orrell
395 Hollinwood Avenue, New Moston, Manchester M40 0JQ. Tel: 0161-681

Mountain Bike Centre

249 Stockport Road, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 2BS. Tel: 0161-428 3311.


27-29 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PE. Tel: 0161-834 5788 or 0161-831
Email: Website:

Cycle Shops

470 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0FH. Tel: 0161-681 1671.

Cycles Limited

Units 1 & 2 Greenacres, Huddersfield Road District Centre, Oldham
OL4 2AH.
Tel: 0161-624
8260. Fax: 0161 627 3049.


26 Burton Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3EB. Tel: 0161- 445 3492.

Cycle Shops in Greater Manchester

Cycle Hire and Cycling

Bike Experience

Hire and Guided Rides in the Peak District. 6 New Cottages, Buxton.
Tel: 01298-71674.

National Park Cycle Hire

Parsley Hay Station, Parsley Hay, Hartington, Buxton. Tel: 01298-84493.

Explore the
High Peak and Tissington Trails. Special discount rates from September
to March.

Hostel Association Summer Adventure Holidays

Activity Holidays for 2, 4 or 7 nights in the Peak District. Mountain
Bike speciality, as well as climbing, archery, abseiling and canoeing.
Qualified and NOSA approved instructors. Residential Centre including
full board accommodation. For brochure Tel: 01433-670302.

End Farm Cycle Hire

Waterhouses, Derbyshire. Tel: 01538-308313. Fax: 01538-308053.
Email: Website:
Cycle Hire with direct access to the Manifold Track, avoiding all busy
main roads. Helmets, child’s seats, panier baskets are supplied free
of charge. Full or half day hire. Group and evening rates. Open most
days from 9.30am-7.00pm.

Off Road

Contact : Graham Bowden 2 Alma Road, Tideswell, Near Buxton. Tel: 01298-871450.

Described as a mobile outdoor experience, all terrain bikes are on offer
for breaks and holidays. Experienced guides on hand if required. Accommodation
can be arranged locally. Telephone for details. Open all year round.
Rates vary according to requirements.

Activity Centre

Moorside Farm, Hollinsclough, Longnor, Near Buxton, Derbyshire. Tel:
An independent hostel with room for 20 persons, ideal as a cycling base.
Good food, clean, comfortable beds, laundry and drying facilities and
centrally heated.

Holidays in the Southern Peak District

Contact: Tourist Office, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 5HH.
Tel: 01538-381000.
South Peaks and Staffordshire Moorlands activity holidays including
cycling and mountain biking, as well as walking, pony trekking, rock
climbing and hang-gliding.

Dore Cycle Hire

Coniston Raleigh mountain bikes for hire. Maps and helmets provided.
Freshly packed lunches, breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas.

Bike Breaks

9 Weardale Road, Liverpool L15 5AU. Tel: 0151-734 0058.
Independent cycling holidays in Cheshire from short weekend breaks to
week-long holidays. Luggage transported for you on self-led trips. Special
trailer seats for small children. Regularly serviced 18/21 gear bikes,
with helmets, lights, panniers, toolkit. Pickup from Northwich station.
Ample Parking. Overnight accommodation arranged at B&Bs; and country
pubs along your route.

South Cheshire Cycle Hire
Farndon, near Chester. Tel: 01829-271242.

Davies Bros Cycle Hire Ltd
6 Cuppin Street, Chester. Tel: 01244-319204.

Cycle Hire

9 Bold Street, Sandbach, Cheshire. Tel: 01272-764968.

Mountain Bike Hire

Located at Lever Park, Horwich.
Cycling in the picturesque Rivington area, organised by the World Championship
rider Roy Hunt. Wide range of bike sizes and styles. Discounts for parties
of 10 or more.

Cycle Paths, Trails, Cycling Groups & Information

Manchester Cycle Rides by Neil Simpson

Cycle Rides”

By Neil Simpson. ISBN 1 84425 026 1. Spiral bound, Limp Cover.
20 great rides around Greater Manchester including offroad tracks, cycle
trails and the Sustrans National Cycle Network – a must for all local
leisure cyclists.

See Main Entry:
Cycle Paths & Trails Around
Greater Manchester

Cycling offroad on Sustrans National Cycle Network

The National
Cycling Centre

Manchester Velodrome, 1 Stuart Street, Manchester M11. Tel: 0161-223

The Cheshire

A well signposted easy-to-follow 135 mile (216 km) route along quiet
byways, forming a circuit which covers most of Cheshire’s undulating
countryside, with opportunities to discover its quiet pubs, old cottages
and sleepy villages, as well as castles, craft workshops and beautiful

The North Lancashire

Launched in 1982, this cycleway runs through beautiful Lancashire hill
country from its start at Inglewhite near the famous Longridge Fell
and runs towards the coast through Lancaster, the Bowland Fells and
the Ribble Valley, passing through Waddington, Ribchester, Slaidburn
and Clitheroe.

The Delamere

In the heart of rural Cheshire, there are many miles of clearly marked
cycle-paths through the forest. For more information: Tel: 01606-882167.

The Cyclists
Touring Club

( Chester & North Wales District Assoc.) The Secretary, Goldborne Bridge,
Handley, Chester.
Tel: 01829-70224.

British Mountain
Bike Federation

36 Rockingham Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8HG. Tel: 01536-412211.

Cycling Projects

(formerly Cycling Projects for the North West)
Environmental Institute, Bolton Road, Swinton M27 2UX. Tel: 0161-745
Charity based in Salford which promotes cycling activities and works
with young people in Manchester encouraging them to ride bikes. Also
has Wheels For All project to help disabled people enjoy cycling and
provides adapted bikes for hire. Website:

Bikes on Trains

Most train services
will allow cycles to be carried, so that you may start your cycle route
some distance away. For example, from Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield or
Wilmslow. Cycles may be carried free of charge on Greater Manchester
and Mersey Rail areas, provided there is space available on the train.
To check availability of this facility telephone either Liverpool: 0151-236
7676 or Manchester: 0161-228 7811.

On main line Intercity
and Regional Railways outside these areas, there is a charge of about
�5.00 per cycle per single journey (subject to possible change – check
for current prices), but these must be booked in advance at your local

See Main Entry:
Cycle Paths & Trails Around
Greater Manchester



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