BikeRight- BikeRight offers cycle training for all Greater Manchester residents for FREE! They have also worked with TeamGlow to provide ride leader training and cycle maintenance. The directors and some of their staff are also TeamGlow members.
Cycle Shops We like to encourage you to support your independent local bike shop (LBS) as way to support small businesses but also as an opportunity to build a good relationship for your cycling needs. These are local bike shops and organisations that in the experience of members have been helpful to women cyclists.
Ken Fosters Cycle Logic- Chorlton, Manchester - they have been really supportive of Team Glow and we heartily recommend them! They offer a 20% discount to Glow members.
Keep Pedalling- Northern Quarter, Manchester - great reports on their level of service - good for commuter bikes and tourers.
RevolveMCR - Cytech qualified mechanic comes to you at home or work and provides a full repair and maintenance service out of a bicycle-drawn trailer. Some Glow members have used and can recommend.
Geoff Smith Cycles, Bolton - Geoff has been selling bikes in Bolton for years and provides a good service at a good price.
Paul Hewitt Cycles, Leyland, Lancs - Paul sells a higher end spec of bike and is legendary for his wheel building. Bespoke tourers which consistently get great reviews. Shop is very close to Leyland railway station.
Second Hand? A great way to get started is buy a second hand one. There are nots of cycling forums with classified sections where you might find a bargain. eBay is an option with lots of bidding stress .. it can also a place that stolen bikes are sold on .. so if it looks too good to be true, it may well be! In some cases sellers will courier a bike to you. These are some of the places you might try for a second hand machine: