Bury's fourth "bike library" has opened to celebrate the Tour of Britain, which rides through the borough at the weekend.

The bike library scheme is part of a Transport for Greater Manchester programme to create a network of free bikes for people to use.

It promotes the benefits of cycling and encourages people to be more active.

After "bike libraries" were set up at Radcliffe Library, Clarence Park and Openshaw Park, a fourth has now been installed at Bury Library.

It has arrived ahead of the Tour of Britain passing through the borough on Sunday, September 3.

Cllr Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at the council, said: “Bike libraries are a great way to take up cycling and get moving more.

"It’s good for your physical and mental health, and all for free too.

“The first three have been a big success, and we have plans to open more bike libraries across the borough in the coming months.”

Bikes are free to loan out, and residents will need to complete a "bike library" membership form and sign a disclaimer.

If you are not a current member of Bury Libraries you will need to join up as well, so people are asked to bring along some proof of your name and address.

You can borrow a bike for up to a week at a time and return it anytime the library is open.

A bike lock will be provided for the duration of the bike loan.

For more information about "bike libraries" visit https://www.bury.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/bury-bike-libraries.