Bike hire in Manchester

If you’re looking for a way to get around Manchester whilst keeping fit, why not hire a bicycle for your time in the city. Manchester is bike-friendly with many marked cycle lanes and dedicated routes throughout the city centre and beyond.

Bee Network Cycle Hire

Transport for Greater Manchester, working in partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, launched Greater Manchester's first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme in November 2021. ​

Cycle hire stations, which will be placed across parts of Manchester, Salford and Trafford will typically be between 300-500m apart, ensuring that people are never more than a five-minute walk from a bicycle.

The scheme, which will roll out in stages, will see 1,500 bikes - including e-bikes, available to the public by summer 2022, giving hundreds of thousands of residents, workers, and visitors an affordable, convenient and quick way to get around.

More information can be found at the Bee Network website.

Manchester Bike Hire

Hire a bike for your time in the city with Manchester Bike Hire. From manual bikes to electric, they offer something to suit everyone. You can also join a guided tour if you’ve got some time to spare and don’t want to worry about getting lost.  Find out more.

Didsbury Bicycle Hire

If you’ve got an extended period of time to enjoy a leisurely cycle exploring Manchester, you can hire a retro bike from Didsbury Bicycle Hire. They’ll drop off and pick up where you are. Plus, you can even add an afternoon tea and picnic to your booking so you can relax in one of the city’s many parks and green spaces. Find out more.

Travel information

Explore Manchester easily with our travel guide on getting around. Find practical tips, transportation options, and maps for a seamless city exploration. Whether by tram, bus, or foot, our guide ensures you make the most of your visit, navigating Manchester with convenience.