Cycling and walking are the most sustainable modes of transport. By cycling or walking to work or the shops, you can benefit from:

  • An increased level of fitness
  • Better physical and mental health
  • Reduced travel costs

There are plenty of cycle routes in Salford, from traffic-free routes along our disused railway lines to commuter routes for those who want to get from A to B quickly.

Plan your route

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have produced ten district cycle maps which together cover the whole of Greater Manchester. Copies of the maps can be ordered from the TfGM website.

Online map
An online cycle map covering Greater Manchester is also available. The map shows on and off road routes, cycle parking and cycle shops to aid route planning. The zoom function allows any area to be displayed in great detail.

Sustrans include a mapping feature where National Cycle Network (NCN) routes throughout the UK are displayed - shows traffic, traffic-free and proposed routes.

Cycle Forum

Set up by Salford City Council, the Cycle Forum aims to promote cycling within the city. Regular meetings allow cyclists and anyone interested in cycling to raise and discuss any issues and to make suggestions. Visit the Cycle Forum webpage for details of upcoming meetings and more information.

If you have any comments or suggestions about cycling provision in Salford and connect attend the Cycle Forum, please email

Report a problem

If you come across obstructions on the cycle paths or walkways such as overhanging branches, brambles, or you spot any other danger, please let us know.

Report a problem online

Free cycle training

Transport for Greater Manchester runs free adult cycle training sessions for a wide range of abilities. For more information go to the TfGM website.

Useful websites

TFGM provide information and advice for cycling in Greater Manchester. Their website includes an online map, order form for paper maps, local and national news and events. Other useful websites include: 

This page was last updated on 18 January 2017

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