What is a 'bike library'?
Bike libraries are local hubs that will allow people to borrow a bicycle, like a book, to try out.
They aim to boost access to cycling and take advantage of developing infrastructure, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable ‘bike library’.
Bike libraries are generally based in the heart of a community, within easy reach by foot, in places such as community centres, schools, village halls or local business premises.
Our bike libraries support similar schemes that are live in Greater Manchester and help create locally sustainable models where bikes are donated, fixed up and used.
Bike libraries do accept donations of bikes. If you have a bike you no longer use and would like to donate then please contact your local bike library to discuss arranging this.
How do I use a bike library?
GM’s bike libraries are grassroot community projects, please contact your nearest from our list below for details on how to register and arrange a loan.
Find your nearest bike library
Contact your nearest library
Agree terms with bike library and get riding!
Borrow a bike today
There are a number of bike libraries that are now live across Greater Manchester. Get in touch with your nearest library today and get riding. If you can’t find the bike library information that you need on their site, then contact the organisation directly.
Blackrod Sports and Community Centre, Bolton, BL6. Click here to find out more.
Chorlton Bike Deliveries, Manchester, M21. Click here to find out more.
Communities for All, Manchester, M8. Click here to find out more.
Age UK, Manchester (Central), M12. Click here to find out more.
Age UK, Manchester (South), M22. Click here to find out more.
Manchester Cycling Academy, Manchester, M16. Click here to find out more.
Positive Cycles, Oldham, OL1. Click here to find out more.
Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC, Rochdale, OL11. Click here to find out more.
Dirt Factory, Stockport, SK6. Click here to find out more.
More bike libraries are due to launch this year
We are working with a range of community organisations across GM to open more bike libraries across the city-region. Please check back for further updates.