What is a CycleHack?
A ‘Cyclehack’ is an idea that can be prototyped and tested in the city that addresses a barrier to cycling.
Hacks can be physical products, digital apps, ideas for new campaigns or even influence policy and can consider local infrastructure and route maps. The process of bringing multiple disciplines and perspectives together to design new ideas brings life to innovative ideas.
Who’s it for?
It’s for everyone, we can’t stress this enough!
Whether you cycle or not, we’re interested to see people from all corners of Greater Manchester talking with each other about their experiences and thoughts on cycling within the city.
Cycling should be enjoyable and safe for all so we welcome you to bring along your friends and family. Watch the film below to hear a little bit about how the Glasgow weekend went last year.
The first annual CycleHack Event took place in three cities, Melbourne, Beirut and our global HQ in Glasgow, Scotland. Attracting over 150 people, each CycleHack event produced ideas to solve local barriers. We produced a documentary about our inaugural event with Flux Video.
The team heard about the CycleHack global movement at a talk not too long ago and immediately, we put our hands up to get Manchester involved.
There are already some great established organisations and groups here, all with the same passion to make Manchester the cycling city it should be. We will be inviting some specialists to give inspiring talks as well as getting them directly involved with the activities over the weekend.
How can I get involved?
We are always looking to grow the family, whether that’s getting hands-on and making solutions or even joining the team by helping to organise, facilitate or shout about what we’re up to. Please contact us if you would like to find out more and come along to one of our CycleHack Socials.
A global event
In 2015, CycleHack took place in over 30 cities across the globe, we are excited to see our Manchester CycleHacks alongside the other cities on the global catalogue. See the rapidly growing catalogue by visiting the global CycleHack website cyclehack.com