Cycling can be the whole or part of your journey in Stockport. You can cycle off-road at the edge of the Peak District National Park or commute via the busy A6. You can also cycle through the Middlewood Way or Trans Penine Trail and go on local trips without the car. Whatever your ability, there are places to cycle in Stockport for both utility and leisure. Stockport has hills, but also has level, lightly-trafficked or traffic-free routes that follow river valleys or pass through parks.
Schools in Stockport can request free Bikeability training. To enquire about or book training in your school, please contact us.
Some of the benefits of a child cycling to and from school:
Bikeability Family is a brand-new training package to help people living in the same household to cycle together. The training will enable families to plan enjoyable group rides, switch from driving to cycling the school run, help other family members to develop their cycling skills and grow their confidence.
Transport for Greater Manchester have teamed up with BikeRight! to deliver a unique cycling experience for secondary school pupils aimed at encouraging cycling to school as well as cycling for leisure and fitness.
The one-and-a-half-day course is aimed at key stage 3 students and will provide:
|An introduction to cycling for travel and leisure||Route planning|
|Advanced cycle skills and group ride||
Learn about plans to create the largest cycling and walking network in the UK
|National Standards Cycle Training||Evaluation and cycling action plan|
As well as focussing on the skills required to ride to and from school, Own the Ride will encourage students to think about the bigger picture of active and sustainable travel and the mindset for increased physical activity. The courses are free to participating schools, funded by TfGM.
To participate in Own the Ride get in touch with the team at BikeRight! on 0161 230 7007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Standards Cycle Training
A national training scheme backed by the Department for Transport and Bikeability. Split in to three levels the National Standards is designed to enable safe and responsible everyday journeys on all types of roads.
Made to Move
To double and then double again cycling in Greater Manchester and make it the natural choice for as many short trips as possible by building one of the world’s best cycle networks, and create a genuine culture of cycling and walking.
The Bee Network
Bee Network are cycling routes that get people from A to B, connecting communities across the whole of Greater Manchester. They can be a fully segregated route, or a network connected via a series of crossing points on quieter roads.
Transport for Greater Manchester
TfGM is the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments covering active and sustainable travel, trams, buses and trains.