As many of you already know, we’ve had cars on the road for a few weeks now, but we’re very excited to announce that the rubber-stamp has landed: as of today we have officially launched in Manchester!


We’ve received a lot of love from the Cottonopolis since we first arrived and so we wanted to give something back, to show you how much we appreciate your support: FREE RIDES FOR EVERYONE THIS WEEKEND! Yes free rides; whether you’re already signed up or not.

We’re inviting all of Manchester to use Uber and ride FREE from Thursday May 8th 6am – Sunday May 11th 11.59pm. 

With just the push of a button, Uber will connect you to the closest available driver in town, ready to pick you up in minutes. You’ll see a photo of your driver, the car they are driving and even watch them on the app as they drive toward you.



The small print

  • No special code to enter – all trips from Thursday May 8th, 2014, at 06:00AM to Sunday May 11th, 11:59PM BST will be free
  • Trips must begin OR end within the M60 and are free up to £15 per journey. If exceeded, the extra amount will be charged to your card
  • Max 10 rides per account – if you want more free rides, then tell your friends!
  • Please note, availability may be limited during peak times – just keep trying! Refresh your Uber app again after a few minutes & you’ll be on your way

Questions? Comments? We’d love to hear from you at or tweet us at @Uber_MCR.