Cycle training

Free adult (16+) cycle training is available from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for people who live or work in Greater Manchester.

For more information you can visit TfGM training.

Commuting by Bike

Cycling to work is a great way to lose weight and get fit, cut travel costs and beat congestion – all in a journey you’ve got to make anyway.

Cycle to Work scheme

This scheme allows employees to borrow or hire a bicycle from their employer.  Typically, it uses salary sacrifice to make monthly payments from your pre-tax/National Insurance pay.

Employers can operate their own scheme, or they can use one of a number of scheme operators to do the hard part for them.

To find out more, and to see if your employer operates the scheme, please visit

Bolton Active Travel Forum

The Active Travel Forum has replaced the Bolton Cycle Forum in accordance with the Greater Manchester BeeNetworks and now will focus on walking and cycling as part of the active travel agenda.

Proposed meeting dates for 2020 are:

  • Wednesday 11 March
  • Wednesday 13 May
  • Wednesday 8 July
  • Wednesday 9 September
  • Wednesday 11 November

The meetings are scheduled from 6pm to 8.30pm. Attendees should meet at the north entrance, Bolton Town Hall, 15 minutes before the start time.

There is secure cycle parking available. Please contact us in advance to arrange.

Wheels for All

The initiative helps all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity using specially adapted cycles.

  • siblings, parents and carers are welcome to join in
  • sessions are 'drop in', but large groups are advised to book ahead. Bikes and helmets are provided
  • suitable clothing is advised
  • sessions are subject to weather and may be cancelled if necessary; please call to check

Sessions are now available at:

  • Leverhulme Park Community Club, Long Lane, Bolton
    Wednesday 6pm-7pm (March - October only) and Thursday 10am-12noon (all year round) - £3 per person
  • USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Middlebrook, Horwich
    Tuesday 11am-12noon and Thursday 6pm-7pm - £2 per person

For more information please see Wheels for All or contact Sport and Active Living on 01204 332323 or at

Social rides

Exercising with others can cheer you up and make it a more enjoyable social occasion.

See our walking and cycling page for more information.

Cycle maps

A free map of Bolton’s cycle network is available from Transport for Greater Manchester's website.