Cycling Urmston Active Neighbourhood Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has unveiled a ground-breaking plan to transform our region by changing the way we move. The Bee Network proposal is a vision to make Greater Manchester an easier place for people to get around on foot or by bike. The plan consists of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling networks in the UK. In support of this ambition, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has allocated £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF). As part of this initiative Trafford Council has been awarded funding from MCF to create Trafford’s first active neighbourhood in Flixton, Davyhulme East, Davyhulme West and Urmston. Why cycle? The independent cycling organisation, Whycycle, gives three great reasons for getting on your bike. Cycling is good for you Cycling is good for your wallet Cycling is good for your world See more at www.whycycle.co.uk. Tips for cycling safely Worried that you won’t be safe on your bike? Evidence suggests that the health benefits of cycling far outweigh any safety risks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take some sensible precautions to make yourself as safe as possible. Visit the British Cycling website for tips on how to enjoy cycling safely. Tips for cycling to work Cycling to work is a great way to save time and money whilst keeping fit and doing your bit for the environment. Tips for cycling at night With a few essential items such as a good set of lights, some reflective clothing and reflectors on your bike there's nothing to stop you peddling the night away! Get involved - the Trafford Cycle Forum Interested in debating local cycling issues and promoting cycling in Trafford? Get involved with the Trafford Cycle Forum. Bike maintenance Useful information on keeping your machine in good working order… Local bike shops Need help to find your nearest bike shop? Bikeability - Cycling proficiency for the 21st century Trafford Council offers free national standard cycle training to all Year 6 pupils in schools in Trafford. Free Cycle Training If you are an adult and you would like to learn more about coping with traffic, how to be seen and safe, the best cycle routes, rules of the road and tips for all riding conditions, sign up for our FREE adult cycle training. Recreational Cycle Rides Do you want to cycle more? Are you looking for other people to ride with? Join others near you, or organise your own group rides – all for free! HSBC UK Ride Social is a fun, friendly, growing community of people organising their own informal bike rides. You can join a ride, or share your own ride for others to join. It’s totally free to join and ride. Use Ride Social to find people near you to ride with, to find groups of all levels, riding on- and off-road. Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign also holds monthly social bike rides during summertime. See the provisional dates and destinations for 2018 Bridgewater Way The Bridgewater Way is a major success story for cycling in Trafford – read all about it and find out how you could benefit. Trafford Cycle Map Download or order a paper copy of the latest map of cycle routes in Trafford.