Sunday, 29 June 2014

Manchester's Cycle Groups

Warning, this is work in progress...

I am trying to map out how many cycle groupings there are in Manchester. Looks like well over 50 so far, though most need checking, and some are probably wrongly classified

Some of the groups like UMBUG are very large with over 1,000 members on their email list and Critical Mass with over 800 followers, whilst others like The Spokes are quite small, but very active, and some may be defunct.

The web links are sometimes the group web site or a Facebook page and sometimes a link to evidence of the group's existence as is the case with several BUGS.

Social Rides

Prestwich Pootlers - A group for people in north and central Manchester who like to ride bikes, to meet up for leisurely social rides. Twitter feed


UMBUG - University of Manchester Bicycle User Group
The largest in the area with over 1000 members

Get On Your Bike - Manchester University Students Union BUG

Manmetriders – Manchester Metropolitan University BUG
MMU’s Man Met Riders

University of Salford Bicycle User Group

Coop BUG

Manchester Science Park BUG

CMFT (NHS Trust) Bike User Group

Manchester Airport Bike User Group


NBUG - BBC North Bicycle User Group

MediaCityUK BUG - coming soon...

All Ability

Wythenshawe Wheelers/Simply Cycling – all ability cycling group

Cycle Works - Cycle Training, Guided Rides and All-Ability Wheelers groups

Bury Tandem Club for Visually Impaired People


Bradford BMX Bandits Racing Club

Manchester BMX Club – supporting the BMX Track in Platt Fields, Fallowfield

North Region BMX

Mountain Bikes

Bury Mountain Bike Club

Manchester Cycling – a.k.a. The Blazing Brakes Mountain Bikers

Manchester Mountain Bikers

Tribe Mountain Bike Club - Bolton

Blazing Saddles MTB Club - Pendle

Industrial Fell Biking – offroad in the fells North of Manchester

Twisted Wheels - A Manchester mountain bike collective

Campaign Groups

Colne Cycling Campaign

Congleton Cycling Campaign

Cycle Stockport

Cycle Wilmslow

Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign (GMCC)

I Bike Manchester - dead page

Love Your Bike - FoE

Macclesfield Bicycle User Group - currently a dead page


ABC Centreville – Rochdale Cycle Club

Abbotsford Park Road Club – Heaton Mersey

All Terrain Racing Club

Altrincham Ravens Cycle Club

Chorlton Velo - cycle club

Duckinfield Cycle Club

Eastlands Velo Cycle Club – based at the Manchester Velodrome

Glossop Kinder Velo Cycle Club

Janus Road Club – Stockport

Leigh Premier Road Club

Northern Quarter Cycle Club - dead

Manchester Modernists Society Cycle Club - Facebook group

Pendle Forest Cycle Club

Rochdale Cycling Club

Stockport Community Cycle Club

Ribble Valley Cycling & Racing Club – Preston

Team Torelli Cycling Club

Warrington Roads Club

Weaver valley Cycle Club

Westmead Team 88 - Stockport Time Trials Club

West Pennine Roads Club – Rochdale

Withington Wheelers Cycling Club


Bolton Clarion

Bury Clarion Cycling Club

North Cheshire Clarion

Stockport Clarion Cycle Club

CTC groups

Bury Cyclists Touring Club (CTC)

Cycling Manchester (CTC)

Oldham and Tameside CTC/Oldham Century Road Club

Seamons/Altrincham & Sale Cyclists Touring Club

South Manchester Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC)

Wanderers & Wheelers

Chorlton Wanderers – South Manchester Sunday cycling group

Macclesfield Wheelers

Manchester Wheelers

Nelson Wheelers

Stretford Wheelers

Wigan Wheelers

Female Specific Groups

Bloomers Bike Project MCR

Manchester and District Ladies Cycling Association

Team Glow - Manchester Women’s Cycling Network


Critical Mass Manchester

Unicycle North West

01FIX1 - Manchester fixed gear

Manchester Hardcourt Bike Polo

Stockport Cycle Speedway

The Spokes - The only all female bicycle dance troupe in the UK

Pedal Power – Bike generated power events

Great Northern Rollers - Roller racing

North West Cyclo Cross Association

Peak Audax

Bike Crèche – Cycle Jumbles

Bury Cycle Speedway

Routes, Infrastructure and More

Cycling Development North West

Cycle Greater Manchester

Cycling Projects – in the North West

University of Manchester Cycle Lab

Friends of the Fallowfield Loop

Trans Pennine Trail

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