Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and it's good for the environment, too. Rochdale borough enjoys many scenic cycle routes for both commuting and leisure.
We support cycling by providing cycle lanes across the borough.
You can download a map of the cycle lanes in Rochdale borough and the rest of Greater Manchester from the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website.
Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme
The government's Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme allows you to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle.
There are a limited number of vouchers available. Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England.
If the OVO Energy Tour of Britain has inspired you, there are a number of local clubs which you can join.
Great places to cycle in Rochdale borough
Watch the Ride More Rochdale video to see some of the great places there are to ride your bike across the borough.
Watch the Ride More Rochdale video on Vimeo (2mins 19secs).
Are you thinking of buying a quad bike, mini motorbike or go-ped for your child to ride off-road? Don't - there is nowhere legal to ride them within the borough of Rochdale.
- It is illegal to ride off-road vehicles such as quads, scramblers, mini-motos and go-peds on any public space in the borough of Rochdale. This includes parks, pavements, waste grounds or parkways.
- If one of these bikes is ridden off-road, your child will be breaking the law and there is a risk of a hefty fine, a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), a Community Protection Notice (CPN) or a breach of tenancy.
- To ride a bike on the road it must be especially built for road use. The rider would have to be over 16 and will need registration documents, MOT, road tax, insurance, a license and an approved crash helmet just like a real motorbike.
- Riders risk serious injury, even death, to themselves and pedestrians.
You can try mountain biking at Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre. They run a number of sessions throughout the year for both adults and children.