Secure your bike with a discounted D Lock

Manchester Met has 18 secure cycle parking compounds, many covered and uncovered stands, and lockers to provide capacity to park some 1,157 bicycles on campus.

Thankfully, reported incidents of cycle theft are extremely low across our campuses, but we are aware that thefts do and will happen.

To minimise the likelihood of theft on (and off) campus, across the year, we are working with the Security Team to offer a reduced price ‘gold standard’ D Lock for all staff and students, as well as bike registration and marking.

Whilst stocks last, you can purchase a D lock for just £10 when you register and mark your bike with the Manchester Met Security Team. To do this, simply take your bike along to the security office at Cambridge Halls (South)*.

If you would like to enquire about gaining access to a secure cycle parking facility, or have a general enquiry about cycling at Manchester Met, email cycling@mmu.ac.uk. (Please note, we cannot provide codes to access the facilities over the phone for security reasons).

Your cycle facilities

If you are a staff member, view the university’s staff cycling webpages to understand more about the facilities available to you http://www.mmu.ac.uk/staff/travel/cycling-walking/cycling.php.

If you are a student, view the student cycling webpages https://www.mmu.ac.uk/students/travel/.

*Security Team

Cambridge Halls (South), 62 Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6UU

Tel: 0161 247 1334

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Secure your bike with a discounted D Lock

Welcome to cycle news

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Cycling is becoming more popular as way to travel to work or to study at university for staff and students at Manchester Met.

With recent improvements to the Oxford Road Corridor, the introduction of segregated cycle lanes, cycle hubs, and the introduction of the Mo Bike scheme, it is likely that more of us will consider cycling, either as a way to get to work, or to travel during the day between campuses and in the city.

Manchester Met has a range of secure, covered and uncovered cycle parking compounds, cycle stands and lockers to provide capacity to park some 1,157 bicycles on campus. Currently, 4.1% of students and 8.8% of staff use a bicycle as their main mode of transport to get to work or university (2016).

Whether you are an a daily cyclist, or just starting out, we hope this update will provide you with useful information about cycling, including how and where to park your bike on campus, how to improve your cycling skills and confidence, bike security and exclusive offers for Manchester Met staff and students.

Share this cycle communication

If you are a Manchester Met staff member or student, please share the registration link to this regular cycling communication with colleagues and friends www.mmu.ac.uk/cyclist-sign-up

Welcome to cycle news

Breakfast each month for staff

Manchester Met staff get a free breakfast every month if you cycle into work.

As part of the Oxford Road Sustainable Transport Group partnership*, every month we lay on a free breakfast for staff from us, to you.

All you need to do is cycle to work on the day, and arrive between 8am- 9am. Please note that the start time for breakfast events at Central Manchester NHS are slightly earlier, commencing at 7.30am.

The next breakfast events are taking place:

  • Wednesday 4th October 2017, University of Manchester (University Place)
  • Wednesday 1st November 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University (Business School)
  • Wednesday 6th December 2017, Central Manchester NHS (Children’s Hospital)

You can register to attend through eventbrite or register on arrival.

To register for the next event, go to http://corridormanchestertravel.uk/cycling/monthly-cycle-events/ or simply turn up on the day!

(*The Oxford Road Sustainable Transport Group consists of Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, Manchester Science Parks, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, The Royal Northern College of Music)

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Breakfast each month for staff

Improve your cycling skills and confidence

The Environment team are working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester to offer a varied programme of cycle riding and maintenance workshops of the course of this academic year.

With recent improvements to the Oxford Road Corridor, the introduction of segregated cycle lanes, and the introduction of the Mo Bike scheme in Manchester, it is likely that more of us will consider cycling to work or University.

To support staff and students to gain the skills required to cycle with confidence on the roads, and in the segregated cycle lanes, we are offering a range of cycle courses including learn to ride, road rider ready and basic maintenance classes.

Here is a quick breakdown of what’s on:

  • Learn to Ride- 28th October 2017
  • Road Rider Ready- 18th November 2017
  • Basic Maintenance:
    • 11th October 2017
    • 15th November 2017
    • 14th February 2018
    • 14th March 2018
    • 18th April 2018

Find out more about what each of the courses entail, and register to attend www.mmu.ac.uk/environment/events 

The learn to ride, and road rider ready courses are open to all staff and students from partners of the Oxford Road Sustainable Transport Group*- if you are aware of friends or colleagues who may be interested, and who work or study at one of these organisations, please tell them about the events.

(*Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, Manchester Science Parks, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, The Royal Northern College of Music)

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Improve your cycling skills and confidence

Improve your cycling skills and confidence

The Environment team are working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester to offer a varied programme of cycle riding and maintenance workshops over the course of this academic year.

With the recent improvements to the Oxford Road Corridor, the introduction of segregated cycle lanes, and the introduction of the Mo Bike scheme in Manchester in mind, it is likely that more of our staff and students may consider cycling to work or University.

To support our staff and students to gain the skills required to cycle with confidence on the roads, and in the segregated cycle lanes, we are offering a range of cycle courses including learn to ride, road rider ready and basic maintenance classes.

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve ridden a bike, or maybe you’ve never had the chance to try. Maybe you are a fairly confident off-road or recreational cyclist, but would like to gain the confidence to cycle on-road. Or, Perhaps you would like to know how to undertake basic bike checks and maintenance- check out the programme of bike courses on offer this year.

Here is a quick breakdown of what’s on:

  • Learn to Ride- 28th October 2017
  • Road Rider Ready- 18th November 2017
  • Basic Maintenance:
    • 11th October 2017
    • 15th November 2017
    • 14th February 2018
    • 14th March 2018
    • 18th April 2018

Find out more about what each of the courses entail, and register to get involved www.mmu.ac.uk/environment/events

Secure your bike- discounted D locks

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Throughout the year, we are working with the Security team to offer a reduced price ‘gold standard’ D Lock for staff and students, as well as bike registration and marking.

All students and staff are welcome to purchase a D lock for just £10* when you register and mark your bike with the Manchester Met Security Team. To do this, simply take your bike along to the security office:

Address: Cambridge Halls (South), 62 Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6UU

Tel: 0161 247 1334

(*the D Lock offer is valid whilst stocks last)

Parking your bike

There are many secure cycle parking facilities across our campuses, if you would like to access to one, contact the Travel team, email cycling@mmu.ac.uk.

Receive Cycling Updates

If you are a student or staff member, and would like to receive cycle related news and updates, please register to receive ‘Cycling at Manchester Met’. The cycling update will provide you with useful information about cycling, including how and where to park your bike on campus, how to improve your cycling skills and confidence, bike security and exclusive offers for Manchester Met staff and students.

Register here: www.mmu.ac.uk/cyclist-sign-up.

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MANCHESTER’S SMART BIKE SHARE SCHEME ‘MOBIKE’ DEPOSIT JUST TWO POUNDS!

 

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Mobike’s outside All Saints Park

WHAT IS MOBIKE?

The Travel Team have been working closely with Mobike, Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester to launch the new smart bike share scheme for Manchester and Salford.

With their distinctive orange and silver look, the dock-free bikes are already proving to be a popular addition to the City.

The specially designed bikes equipped with GPS and smart-lock technology are available for anyone to use, as long as users download the Mobike smartphone app. The app allows users to find the closest bike, reserve and unlock it, ready to ride it wherever they please. After the user has reached their destination, the bike is parked by the roadside and locked, automatically making the bike available to the next rider.

HOW DO I USE MOBIKE?

There are four easy steps to getting set up with Mobike and then you can be navigating the City on two wheels quicker than a flying lap of the Velodrome!

Step 1:​ Download the app and sign up

Download the Mobike app in the App Store or on Google Play and create an account using your personal mobile number. Receive and enter the verification code and make your one off (fully refundable) deposit.

Step 2: Locate a Mobike near you

Open the Mobike app and check the map for the closest Mobike icon. You can reserve any Mobike for up to 15 minutes by simply selecting the bike and pressing “reserve.”

Step 3: Unlocking the Mobike

Open your app and press the “unlock” button at the bottom of the home screen. Scan the QR code displayed between the handlebars and the rear end of the bike. Once successfully scanned, the lock will automatically unlock and you may begin your journey.

Step 4: Parking and locking the Mobike

Once you have arrived at your destination, safely park the Mobike at any public bicycle parking location and manually lock the bike by closing the lever on the smart lock. Once locked, the app will automatically end your journey.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Mobike will be offering the discounted deposit from 19th September to 18th October. Absolutely everyone can make the most of this deal, including our existing Mobikers. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Refund your existing deposit
  • Log out of the Mobike app
  • Log back into app (ensuring your phone number is in the same format, with / without ‘0’ at the start)
  • Place the £2 Deposit
  • Ride!

Your account balance will remain intact. If you’d prefer not to switch over, no worries, more deals are on the way that will ensure you get just as much value out of your Mobike account as any other UK Mobiker.

Usage is charged at 50p per 30mins.

WHERE ARE THE MOBIKES?

There are currently seven Mobike Preferred Locations (MPLs) in proximity to the campus where bikes will be replenished daily.  Look out for the bikes across the City and most notably on Oxford Road, Ormond Street, Rosamond Street West, Streford Road, Bonsall Street and Chester Street.

The University continues to work in partnership with Mobike and we hope to bring more exciting news and offers soon.

Further information is available via Mobike or do not hesitate to contact the Travel Team.

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MANCHESTER’S SMART BIKE SHARE SCHEME ‘MOBIKE’ DEPOSIT JUST TWO POUNDS!

Recycle Week 25 September – 1 October

Recycle Week takes place from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October across the country. The theme for this year is ‘Recycling – it’s worth it’. The campaign aims to promote the benefits of recycling and encourage people to recycle more everyday items, bust some myths and show benefits of recycling.

Manchester Met has a target to reuse or recycle 60% of all our waste by 2020, currently we have achieved 46.3% (2015-16). Following a refresh of our waste and recycling labels and instructions, we are keen to encourage staff and students to recycle right, avoid unnecessary contamination and increase the amount we recycle on campus.

With your help, we can reach 60% and contribute to the UK’s overall target of 50% by 2020. Remind yourself about what we can recycle on campus & download a poster to display in your area here.

During Recycling Week we will be out rewarding positive recycling behaviours with small gift on behalf of the university, keep a look out for our student ambassadors on campus!

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If you have questions or comments about recycling at the university please direct them to wasteandrecycling@mmu.ac.uk

Recycle Week 25 September – 1 October