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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, libraries or local business premises.

Bikes on display in lock up.
Bike Library at Radcliffe Library.

How it works

Bikes are currently available for loan from:

We have 6 adult bikes and 6 junior strider bikes available.

Bikes are free to borrow, you will need to complete a Bike Library membership form and sign a disclaimer. (Please note if you are not a current member of Bury Libraries you will need to join up as well, please bring along some proof of your name and address).

You can borrow a bike from us for up to a week at a time and they can be returned anytime the library is open. We will provide you with a bike lock for the duration of your bike loan.

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