There are cycling routes across the city for commuting and leisure rides.
- Trans Pennine Trail (external site) National Cycle Route 62. This 213 mile (344km) coast-to-coast route is largely traffic-free, and runs from Southport to Hornsea.
- Rochdale Canal Cycle Route (National Cycle Route 66). Take a trip along the Rochdale canal and experience some of Manchester's rich industrial heritage.
- Manchester Cycleway including the Fallowfield loop. This off-road route goes from Chorlton through Fallowfield and Levenshulme, up through Gorton and East Manchester, to the national cycle centre and Etihad campus.
- City Centre to Manchester Airport Cycling Route.Follow this ten mile route from the city, south through the suburbs to Manchester Airport.
- Manchester Airport Orbital Cycleway (Regional Cycle Route 85). This eight mile, mainly off-road, cycle route goes round the airport.
- City Centre to Etihad and the Medlock Valley Way (Regional Cycle Route 86). Heading east from the city centre, the Medlock Valley Way is a pleasant contrast to the busy roads.
See all the routes, and plan your rides on theTransport for Greater Manchester cycle map page.
National Cycle Routes 6 and 60 run through the city from Debdale Park along the Fallowfield loop and neighbouring suburbs. See more about these routes, and the rest of the national cycle network on www.sustrans.org.uk.