Last updated 6 November 2023
1. Parking and security
There are cycle stands across Stockport, both in the town centre and across the borough.
There are also 2 cycle hubs in the town centre:
- Stockport Town Centre Cycle Hub, which is part of TfGM's Cycle Hubs scheme
- NCP's cycle hub at Stockport Train Station
The hubs provide secure, undercover parking and access to lockers for a small annual, or daily fee.
When parking your bike look for secure, immovable cycle parking which is bolted securely or embedded into the ground. This should allow you to lock both your frame and your wheels to the stand. Parking which only allows your front wheel to be locked should be avoided as thieves can remove your front wheel and still take the rest of your bike.
It's generally advised to spend at least 10% of the value of your bike on a lock. If you can, use 2 different types of lock to deter thieves.