Bee Network

The Bee Network is a vision to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike.

Our aim is to make the region a nicer place to live, work, get on and grow old and to connect every neighbourhood and community, while helping people be less dependent on cars.

The proposal is a vision for Greater Manchester to become the very first city-region in the UK to have a fully joined-up cycling and walking network: the most comprehensive in Britain covering 1,800 miles.

Find out more here

Maps and Routes

You can ride for hundreds of miles in Greater Manchester on traffic-free cycle paths, or on very quiet roads. And lots of main roads now have dedicated cycle lanes to make your journey easier. Click here to view the overall map of routes in GM of routes in your area and beyond. Our new website will show you what is planned in your area.

Visit Manchester has a number of route ideas to help you get and about with the family.

Skills & Confidence

If you’re new to cycling, a bit rusty or want to build confidence on the roads, we have a range of FREE cycle training sessions that are bespoke to you. 

Our group courses for beginners and returners are back and open for booking! Find out more here.

Get involved

There’s lots of ways of getting involved in cycling across Greater Manchester. Here are a few links to places where you can find details of local clubs and groups. 

  • HSBC UK Ride Social is a great way to connect with friendly local riders and explore local routes
  • But if racing or being part of a more formal club is more your thing then check out British Cycling Club’s page
  • WalkRideGM Campaigning for nicer safer healthier streets for people to walk scoot or ride a bike
  • Cycling UK has a range of registered groups across Greater Manchester

Keep up-to-date

Keep up to date with the latest news on cycling and walking in Greater Manchester - visit our cycling and walking site and sign up to our cycling and walking newsletter here.

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Greater Manchester All time stats

  • 408 Workplaces
  • 6,569 People
  • 1,345 New riders
  • 5,917,972 Miles
  • 450,520 Rides
  • 835,583 lbs CO2
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