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 ManMetRiders

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Bike User Group

 

 

MMU Security Notice – Cycle Theft

 

Security Services would like to advise all that there have been a number of reports recently concerning the theft or attempted theft of cycles parked at the University and that in the main criminals are targeting high value cycles and those that do not have robust D-Locks. Security who are working in partnership with the police to reduce this type of crime would like to appeal to cycle owners to help us by adopting the following guidelines to protect their property.
  • Always secure cycles in designated cycle parking areas
  • Do not use sub-standard cable type locks these are easily forced
  • Consider using D-Locks to secure cycles to designated cycle racks
  • Gold standard locks with a cable can be purchased from Security Services for the discounted sum of £10
  • Try to park cycles in cycle pods or at cycle racks
  • Consider registering cycles with Immobilise, a National database that the police use when checking stolen/found cycles
  • Report all suspicious activity to Security on 0161 247 1334 
Click here for more suggestions

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cycling Advice

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Bee Bikes

 

beebikes The first 1,500 docked ‘bee bikes’ including e-bikes, with Tap-in technology has started appearing. 100,000 households will live within 5 minute walk of a docking station.         
     

 

 

 

Winter Cycling

 

Winter does not need to be a time when you stop cycling. Click on the links below to see how you can cycle all through the year 

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Or get a set of Schwalbe Ice Spike Tyres!

 

Cycle Parking Funding

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Applications have now reopened for grants to support the provision of cycle parking across Greater Manchester. You have until Monday 31 January 2022 to submit your application. For: NHS, education, housing associations and small organisations (employing 20 staff or less) who are located within the catchment areas.               

Click here for more details.

 

Bicycle Insurance

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We're extremely pleased to announce that the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) can offer MMU Staff a 15% discount on bicycle insurance.

 

ETA are a leading GREEN insurance and breakdown provider.

 

The cycle insurance covers or includes:

 

  • Theft and accidental damage
  •  ‘New-for-old’ replacement on claims
  •  Accidental damage
  •  Personal accident cover for up to £20,000
  •  FREE cycle rescue and puncture cover
  •  Worldwide cover
  •  Free legal helpline
  •  Discounts for folding bikes
  •  FREE hire bike
  •  Electric bikes

 

To get a quote visit the website or call  0800 212 810

 

  • To receive the offer on-line enter the discount code: 2112600
  • To receive the offer by phone quote reference: MMU Staff

 

 

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