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New Bury cycle hub opens to membership

Press Release   •   Oct 15, 2012 08:32 BST

Cyclists can now go online to sign up to be a member of Bury’s brand new cycle hub – for less than £1 a month.

The new cycle hub at Bury Interchange has space for around 50 bikes using Sheffield stands and also has lockers for storing cycle helmets and other cycling accessories, all covered by CCTV.

It is due to open in a matter of weeks and will be the first of a number of similar hubs being developed at sites across Greater Manchester.

Cyclists wanting to use the hub simply have to sign up to an annual membership to get their dedicated pass, which will be sent to them within ten working days of applying.  

They will then simply have to ‘swipe’ their pass to get into the hub. Membership costs just £10 annually and can be applied for now by visiting our website – www.tfgm.com/cycling – which also details TfGM’s ambitious plans for supporting cycling in Greater Manchester. 

A further six cycle hubs are planned for Ashton, Rochdale, Sale, Wigan, Oldham and Stockport.

Larger-scale cycle hubs – complete with showers, toilets, changing areas and lockers – are also being developed for sites in Manchester city centre and Salford.

Cycle parking facilities will also be provided at new interchanges in Altrincham and Bolton.

ENDS

Media contact: Michael Watkinson on 0161 244 1132 or email mediarelations@tfgm.com

Notes to Editors

1. Transport for Greater Manchester is an executive body of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

2. The Transport for Greater Manchester Committee is a Joint Committee of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the ten district authorities of Greater Manchester, and advises on transport policy.

3. Transport policies that affect the ten districts of Greater Manchester are set by the Combined Authority.

4. To find out more about Transport for Greater Manchester’s recent work, please see our Annual Report at www.tfgm.com/annualreport.