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MediaCityUK gets brand new bike hub with safe parking for 300 commuters

Secure parking, showers, and lockers from just £2 a week

The long-awaited cycle hub at Media City in Salford, Greater Manchester, is now open and provides a safe place to leave a bike with additional benefits for commuters.

The Hub is located behind Orange Tower, home to ITV and the University of Salford, and close to the BBC’s Dock House.

Its innovative design reflects the area’s maritime heritage, with four repurposed shipping containers linked and covered by a vaulted glazed roof to allow plenty of natural light.

On offer are:

  •     300 secure, covered cycle parking spaces available 24 hours a day
  •     A mixed range of cycling stands
  •     Male and female showers and toilets for premium members
  •     Heated locker room for premium members
  •     CCTV/swipe card entry

Membership starts at around £2 a week, with a premium membership (£200 a year) giving you access to cycle parking, showers, changing facilities and a personal locker.

Standard membership just gives you access to cycle parking and costs £100 a year.

Both levels of membership also provide access to secure, covered cycle parking at the growing network of district Cycle Hubs which are already open across the region.

Cycle Hub with 300 secure parking spaces for Salford's MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK to get 24-hour cycle hub made out of shipping containers

Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, commented: “It’s great to see MediaCityUK’s new cycle hub take that next step to becoming a reality.

“MediaCityUK is now one of the region’s major employers, with over 200 businesses on-site, and we want to make travel to work there as sustainable as possible. We already have frequent direct Metrolink and bus services and we know there is huge demand to cycle too.

“The cycle hub will allow people to leave their bikes behind in safety, as well as offering a place to take a shower and store their belongings.

“Along with affordable membership rates we hope a hub at MediaCityUK will encourage more people to join the thousands who are already commuting by bike.”

Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK, added: “Bikes have become the must-use mode of transport for persons working, living or visiting MediaCityUK, so it is fantastic to partner with TfGM to bring the cycle hub to our community.

“It promises to be a great addition and is just one of many exciting initiatives that we aim to roll out to encourage more people to get on their bikes and utilise the many safe and attractive routes that connect to MediaCityUK.”

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