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MMU’s cycle parking & shower services

Below is a list of the main cycle facility provision at each campus. The University has added many new facilities recently and will continue to improve on site provision.

Manchester Campus
  • Secure staff cycle shelter, with key pad access located in the John Dalton building – to gain access email cycling@mmu.ac.uk.

    GM shelter
  • Various bike stands around campus including All Saints Library, Oxford Road and Geoffrey Manton

    All Saints stands
  • Secure staff cycle shelter located in the courtyard of Chatham Building – to gain access email m.poulton@mmu.ac.uk (Art & Design staff only)

    JD lockup
  • Secure staff cycle shelter, with key pad access located in the John Dalton building – to gain access email cycling@mmu.ac.uk..

    JD lockup
  • Shower facility available Ground Floor Geoffrey Manton – contact reception for access.

    GM shower
  • Secure staff cycle shelter located in the Birley Multi-Storey Car Park – to gain access email cycling@mmu.ac.uk.

    BF shelter
  • View the Manchester cycle locations map
  • Shower facility available Ground Floor Cavendish North – contact reception for access.

  • 60 sheffield bike stands located at the Business School entrance
  • Sheffield bike stands located around Birley academic building

 

  • 3 sheltered secure bike parking facilities to the rear of the Business School which can be accessed by contacting the travel team on cycling@mmu.ac.uk

 

  • 2 Male and 2 female showers can be found on each floor of the Business School in block's C and A, please contact reception for directions and access

 

  • 112 book size lockers, 16 large lockers can be found in block B on each floor of the Business School

 

Cheshire Campus
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    Shower and changing room, located ground floor ESS. 4 male and 4 female showers plus numerous lockers. Open 8am – 10pm weekdays and 9am – 6pm weekends

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    Contemporary Arts Building - Covered open access.

  • ESS · Secure shelter – for access email cycling@mmu.ac.uk.

  • Near refectory · Covered open access

  • Bicycle Repair Stand and Pump. With funds from the Cheshire East Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a bike pump and repair stand have been installed at the Crewe Campus. The facilities are located next to the ESS cycle shelter and available for use by all.

    BF shelter
  • View the Crewe cycle locations map
  • Barlow · 6 covered Single wheel racks

  • Davenport · 6 covered Single wheel racks

  • Harley · 6 covered Single wheel racks

  • Shop · 12 uncovered Single wheel racks

  • Delaney · 18 uncovered Single wheel racks

  • Brock · 5 uncovered Single wheel racks

  • Booth Hall · 20 uncovered Sheffield Stands

Birley Velobox Cycle Lockers
Locked velo-box lockers at Birley

The Birley cycle lockers are located on the Birley surface car park.

To gain access to the lockers, you will need to follow the process outlined below.

  1. Pay £10 deposit on the MMU shop.
  2. Bring/show your receipt of purchase to the Brooks reception.
  3. You will be given a key for the locker padlocks and an identifier card.
  4. Fill in your details on the card. (This is in case the Travel Team need to identify the bike users due to misuse of the lockers).
  5. Unlock MMU padlock using key.
  6. Safely store bike.
  7. Leave identifier card inside the locker in the dedicated card holder.
  8. Lock locker with OWN padlock. Do not use MMU’s padlock to secure the locker.
  9. Safely store MMU’s padlock when not in use.
  10. Upon return, remove bike from locker and lock with MMU Padlock.

For more information about the process, please read the FAQs.

Please read the full terms and conditions of use.

Halford's cycle2work scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme enables MMU employees to make savings of up to 42% on a brand new bike and safety accessories for cycling to work by purchasing the bike tax-free! Colleagues will also benefit from a 20% discount on cycle accessories for the life of the hire agreement.

In addition, MMU have agreed a further 5% discount on the cost of bicycles purchased from any Halfords store or on-line shop, and a wide selection of independent retailers.

How it works at MMU

The Halfords Cycle2Work scheme is open from the 13 March until 23 April 2017.

The scheme allows staff to purchase bicycles and accessories to the value of £1000.

Bicycles can be purchased directly from Halfords or from a wide selection of independent cycle retailers across Manchester and Cheshire.

Independent Cycle Retailers List

For a step by step process on registration, application and what to do once your application has been approved, please see the application process guide.

How do I sign up?

Halfords administer the ‘cycle2work’ process and further information can be accessed by contacting Halfords directly. To sign-up, visit cycle2work.info and register with the employer code: MMUC2W

Frequently asked questions

See answers to common queries: FAQ (pdf, 1.7mb).

Monthly Cycle to Work Rides

Along with our Corridor partners on Oxford Road we now have regular cycle to work rides every first Wednesday of the month. Experienced route leaders will guide you into Oxford Road area for around 8.30am from 9 locations in Greater Manchester.

Everyone is welcome – we particularly want to encourage new cyclists who would like to try riding but would like support and advice.

Everyone who comes along gets a FREE breakfast too!

  • May ride breakfast

    May ride breakfast

  • May ride group

    May ride group

  • Bike Week 2009 ride

    Bike Week 2009 ride

  • Bike Week 2009 group

    Bike Week 2009 group

BRAKE CARE

This tutorial will teach you how to diagnose brake problems, and how to mount a service a calliper brake.


CHAIN CARE

Included in this tutorial is how to lubricate your chain, measure chain wear, put a new chain on your bike and how to connect and break a chain


CHECK AND TRUE A WHEEL

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This tutorial will teach you how to check the truth of a rim on your wheel, and how to straighten a bent wheel.


FIX A PUNCTURE

This tutorial will teach you how to remove the tyre, check for the source of a puncture, patch an inner tube and inflate the tyre on your bike.


LUBRICATE A BIKE

This tutorial will teach you how to lubricate the chain, the moving parts, and the cables on your bike.


FIT A BRAKE CABLE

This tutorial will teach you how to fit a brake cable on your bike.


Join MMU’s Man Met Riders

Did you know MMU has its own Bike User Group – Man Met Riders. So if you are a past, present or future cyclist sign up to find out what’s happening and to give your opinion on cycling routes and tips to other cyclists.

The group meets every couple of months and an email group runs to help keep in touch in between meetings. The group also has a wiki for further information and to discuss relevant issues. For details and to sign up contact Marie Carroll.

Transport for Greater Manchester(TfGM) deliver FREE cycle training for adults

One-to-one two hour sessions are available so that you will have the time and personal support to learn. Instructors will come to you in the daytime, in the evening or at weekends; you choose. Best of all, the sessions are free!

To book a session and for more information, please visit the TfGM online cycling centre by clicking here.

Discounts

MMU have negotiated a number of discounts with local cycle shops - all you need to do is show your MMU staff ID card.

  • Harry Hall Cycles offer a 5% discount on new bikes and 10% discount on accessories and spares.
  • Bicycle Boutique situated next to the Sugden Sports Centre, offers bicycle repairs and stocks a good range of city/commuter/road cycles and second-hand bicycles from £80.
  • The Bike Factory in Prestwich offer a discount to MMU staff.

Ribble Cycles

Ribble Cycles are offering Manchester Met staff a 5% online discount across their range of bikes. Based in Preston, Ribble can help with all your road cycling, triathlon and MTB needs. Please visit www.ribblecycles.co.uk to browse our selection and contact rewards@mmu.ac.uk for the discount code.

Interest Free Cycle Loans

The University has now extended its Travel Loan Scheme to include the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment by staff up to a value of £1,000. Bicycles purchased using the loan must be used primarily for a member of staff's home to work travel. The loan is currently interest-free.

 

The University continues to provide interest-free loans for public transport tickets and the maximum value of the loan has now increased from £2,500 to £4,000

How to apply for a bicycle loan
  1. Determine the cost of your bicycle and any safety equipment and clothing you may wish to purchase. Items acceptable to set against the loan are helmets, high visibility jackets, gloves, and cycle lights for front and rear. You will need to identify a suitable vendor to purchase these items from, and obtain a written quote of the costs.
  2. The Fin 12 Form is available by signing in to the Finance website.
  3. Post or hand in the application form and the written quote of costs from the bike shop/supplier to the Payroll Section, All Saints Building.
  4. You will be notified when the cheque - made payable to the bicycle shop for the appropriate amount - is available for collection from the Payroll Section. When you collect the cheque, you will be required to show your University staff card as confirmation of your identity.
  5. You will then use the cheque to make your purchase of the bicycle and associated safety equipment.
  6. The University will recover the cost of the bicycle and associated safety equipment in 10 equal monthly instalments directly from your salary, normally commencing with effect from the first pay period after the cheque has been issued.
  7. Applicants must have been a salaried member of MMU for at least 3 months and have a payroll number. The maximum value of the loan available is £1,000.
How to repay the loan

Repayment of the loan will be by direct deductions from the applicant’s salary and will commence from the first available pay date following collection of the season ticket/cheque for bicycle supplier. Repayment will be made in 10 equal monthly instalments. If the applicant ceases to be employed by the University before the loan is fully repaid, the outstanding balance on the loan must be cleared before the last day of employment at the University.

The Application Form is available on the Finance website.

Alternatively you can call into Payroll to pick one up, or e-mail Paul White.

Please note: If you have already applied for a travel pass loan then you are not eligible for a cycle loan and vice versa.

Claim 20p a Mile for Business Journeys

If you use your own cycle* for MMU business related journeys then MMU allows you to claim 20p per mile. You can use the Fees & Expenses form.

* Please note: if you are taking part in the Cycle to Work scheme you can not claim mileage during the payback period of 12 months. You can once the cycle is no longer leased and made officially yours.

Cycle routes & maps

For all things cycling in Manchester the best starting point is the TfGM online cycling centre. You can also view a map of cycle paths in South Manchester

These links provide really good information on routes, real life examples and all aspects of cycling in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Theft Stoppers

ManMetRider’s Wiki has some excellent advice on how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of cycle theft.

Other useful cycling websites