The GMCC wants more people to cycle for transport and leisure. It represents and empowers people who do this.
We have has been operating since 1981, under the former name, Sprocket.
We support cycling because:
cycling causes no pollution, no noise, and very little congestion bicycles don’t require large areas of land to be concreted over for roads and parking space most short journeys are cheaper and more convenient by bicycle for longer journeys, a bicycle plus a train, or a plane, is often the quickest way to get from door to door cycling is superb aerobic exercise that fits easily into most people’s lifestyle cyclists are significantly less likely to have heart attacks and strokes cycling saves the NHS £ millions by helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes riding a bicycle doesn’t threaten the safety of other road users cycling is the perfect way to enjoy the countryside without harming it people of all ages can ride bicycles more people own bicycles than own cars sensible cycling is safe, and governments and local authorities can work to make it safer at relatively little cost.
Less than 5% of journeys in Greater Manchester are by bicycle because many people who would like to cycle are intimidated by the quantity and speed of motorised traffic. The GMCC is campaigning to change this