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Cycle and Stride for Active Lives

Cycle and Stride for Active Lives is an exciting initiative from TfGM that supports community groups and people in Greater Manchester to become more active through walking and cycling.

Made possible by a £1 million grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, the three-year programme seeks to reach 10,000 people across communities that are least likely to be active or to walk or cycle their journeys.

The aim is to reach communities who experience more barriers when it comes to walking and cycling.

We will work with approximately 60 different communities, charities, faith groups and schools over the next three years to improve access to cycling and walking. We will do this through grants, training, online support, activities and events, all with the support of incredible local champions and volunteers.

Hear from our groups

"We are so excited about Cycle and Stride, and what it will help us achieve as a community. As a fast-growing community of ‘women supporting women’ the grant will enable us to create even more opportunities to be together, to be active and social and encourage even more women and girls to join us."

Grace from Solemother

Cycle and stride group solemother with their arms up on a walk

"Thanks to Cycle and Stride, we are now incredibly excited to reach even more people and continue to promote the benefits of embracing the outdoors for our physical and mental wellbeing. We hope you can join us on our next adventure!”

Sammy from The Sunnywood Project

A woman dropping autumn leave onto the floor


"What’s been truly amazing about the scheme is the brilliant and friendly support we've received from the Cycle and Stride team. As well as funding towards the group’s development, we’re also receiving valuable professional training services.  This has been fantastic for us as we have ambitious growth plans."

Atchara from Tameside Women's Community Cycling Group

Tameside Womens Community Cycling Group stood with their bikes

Find Cycle and Stride groups near you

We are currently working with the following groups and communities across Greater Manchester:

Community groups supporting the whole of Greater Manchester:

Booth Centre - Community centre working with people who have experience or at risk of homelessness.

Solemother - Women supporting women to create a supportive network, encouraging each other to get active, stay safe and be social.

Bolton

WAVE Adventure - 21 years working with disadvantaged communities enabling them to take part in walking, cycling and a range of other outdoor activities.

Bury

Creative Living Centre - Helping people choose the right combination of activities to suit their individual needs.

The Centre for Specialist Educational Assistance (known as Binoh) - Binoh supports the Greater Manchester Orthodox Jewish Community through innovative education, health, economic and citizenship projects.

The Sunnywood Project - Non-profit arts and nature education provider and outdoor events organiser, combining arts and nature.

Manchester

Abraham Moss - Multi-cultural club focusing on sport and other activities for families in Cheetham and Crumpsall, North Manchester

British Muslim Heritage Centre - Community based wellbeing programmes.

Chit Chat Chai - Provides a safe space for local women to learn English and support their health and wellbeing by developing networks of friendship and support.

Communities for all - Supporting all community groups with the object of encouraging community cohesion, integration and improving social & economic inclusion

Eden Boys' Leadership Academy - Award winning Academy School supporting active lives for pupils via cycling and walking.

Manchester District Scouts - Supporting the 14 scout groups in Manchester South and over 1200 young people aged 8-18, including some from deprived areas.

Longsight Medical Centre – Moss Side Branch - Trusted medical practice in the heart of Moss Side encouraging local residents to get more active through cycling and walking.

Longford Park Community Cycle Hub - Community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around Stretford.

Manchester Secondary PRU - School for those excluded or at risk of being excluded, providing access to bicycles & equipment.

No. 93 Wellbeing Centre - Community Centre in the heart of Harpurhey providing a comprehensive set of wellbeing services.

Station South - Destination cycle café, bar and co-working space in Levenshulme, supporting active lives.

Stayfit Stay Focused Bike Fit - Community bike ride initiative for men, women and young people.

The Urban Fitness Collective - Young people led community, sport and leisure organisation. Explicitly targets and works with hard to reach and marginalised young people to give them different choices through positive engagement and messages via sport.

The Bike Hive - Well-established community cycling project based in Alexandra Park, South Manchester offering cycle training and maintenance.

The Centre for Specialist Educational Assistance (known as Binoh) - Binoh supports the Greater Manchester Orthodox Jewish Community through innovative education, health, economic and citizenship projects.

Thrive Manchester - Charity based in Wythenshawe with a focus on health and wellbeing with the aim of promoting good physical and mental health for people across GM.

We Bike Levenshulme - Bike Fridays is a collective of local volunteers made up of residents and parents working together to encourage families to walk, scoot or cycle to school and beyond.

YPAC Manchester - Youth and community project working across four areas of Manchester.

Oldham

Ghazali Trust - Grassroots community organisation supporting all aspects of health and wellbeing.

Rochdale

Breeze – Rochdale - Breeze women only cycling networks offering fun, social, local bike rides organised by women for women

Your Trust - Charity which aims to get more adults active through walking and cycling.

Solemother - Women supporting women to create a supportive network, encouraging each other to get active, stay safe and be social.

Salford

Salford All Saints Team Ministry - Supports large asylum and refugee communities.

The Centre for Specialist Educational Assistance (known as Binoh) - Binoh supports the Greater Manchester Orthodox Jewish Community through innovative education, health, economic and citizenship projects.

Stockport

Seashell Trust - National charity supporting children and young people with complex learning difficulties, disabilities and additional needs.

Tameside

Tameside Women’s Community Cycling Group - The group aims to promote women’s cycling in Tameside, Greater Manchester and throughout the North West with learn-to-ride, cycling confidence and bike maintenance sessions as well as group social rides.

Trafford

Manchester District Scouts - Supporting the 14 scout groups in South Manchester with over 1200 young people aged 8-18.

Stayfit Stay Focused Bike Fit - Community bike ride initiative for men, women and young people.

Wigan

  • Idaraya Life - Helping anyone who thinks that their physical and mental wellness is a far away ambition.

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