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.
Secure staff cycle shelter, with key pad access located in the John Dalton building – to gain access email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various bike stands around campus including All Saints Library, Oxford Road and Geoffrey Manton
Secure staff cycle shelter located in the courtyard of Chatham Building – to gain access email email@example.com (Art & Design staff only)
Secure staff cycle shelter, with key pad access located in the John Dalton building – to gain access email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Shower facility available Ground Floor Geoffrey Manton – contact reception for access.
Secure staff cycle shelter located in the Birley Multi-Storey Car Park – to gain access email email@example.com.
Shower facility available Ground Floor Cavendish North – contact reception for access.
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
Contemporary Arts Building - Covered open access.
ESS · Secure shelter – for access email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
For more information about the process, please read the FAQs.
Please read the full terms and conditions of use.
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.
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.
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.
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
See answers to common queries: FAQ (pdf, 1.7mb).
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 group
Bike Week 2009 ride
Bike Week 2009 group
This tutorial will teach you how to fit a brake cable on your bike.
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.
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.
MMU have negotiated a number of discounts with local cycle shops - all you need to do is show your MMU staff ID card.
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 email@example.com for the discount code.
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 £3,000.
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.
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.
These links provide really good information on routes, real life examples and all aspects of cycling in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
ManMetRider’s Wiki has some excellent advice on how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of cycle theft.