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.

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 gov.uk.

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 8 July
  • Wednesday 9 September
  • Wednesday 11 November

The meetings are normally scheduled from 6pm to 8.30pm. At the present time, meetings are online via Zoom. Please contact us in advance if you would like to attend or for further information.

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 sportandactiveliving@bolton.gov.uk.

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.