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Radcliffe Bike Library

Photograph taken by Tony Rostron

Radcliffe Bike Library

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What is a 'bike library'?

Bike libraries are local hubs that will allow people to borrow a bicycle, like a book, to try out. They aim to boost access to cycling and take advantage of developing infrastructure, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable ‘bike library’.

Bike libraries are generally based in the heart of a community, within easy reach by foot, in places such as community centres, schools, village halls or local business premises. Our bike libraries support similar schemes that are live in Greater Manchester and help create locally sustainable models where bikes are donated, fixed up and used.

Bike libraries do accept donations of bikes. If you have a bike, you no longer use and would like to donate then please contact your local bike library to discuss arranging this.

How it Works?

Bikes can be loaned out from Radcliffe Library at the below opening times (please see below Times & Dates section).

Bikes are free of charge and all members of the public need to do is create a Library Membership card and fill in some short agreement forms. Bikes are loaned out in weeklong periods; however, you can return your bike earlier if the Bike Library Hub is open (open times are below).

Bike Library Hubs will provide users with a lock, however members of the public most have their own bike helmet. 

Contact Details


Radcliffe Library

Telephone Number

0161 253 7160


Times & Dates

Date(s) Info

Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm, Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm, Thursday 12:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm & Saturday 9:30am - 1:00pm

Days of the week

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Time of Day

Morning, Afternoon & Evening

Session Information

All Year Round

Costs & Bookings


Free of Charge


Eligibility Notes

In order to borrow / use a bike you most have a Library Membership which can be done at reception; however, users will have to bring proof of their name and address in order to become a member.

Service Information

Suitable for ages:



Bury & Local Area

Target Audiences:

All ages

Support Groups:

Health & Wellbeing

Eligibility Requirements?:

Links for information

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Last updated 16th June 2023

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