Travel choices for jobseekers
Together with Jobcentre Plus and System One, TfGM offers a scheme to help jobseekers save money while finding work or starting a new job.
Bike Back to Work
Cycling is a low cost and practical way of getting to work, especially where shift working or location rule public transport out.
If cycling is your best option to travel to work but you don’t have a bike, we have an offer of a free refurbished bike, which has been fully repaired and checked.
As part of the scheme you will also receive a free helmet, lock, hi-vis jacket and lights to keep you and your bike safe. Both the bike and accessories will be yours to keep after three months.
If you’ve not previously cycled on the road, or are completely new to cycling, you can take part in free training offered by TfGM to get you up to speed.
How to get your free bike
Jobcentre Plus claimants who have gained employment and are signing off benefit are eligible to apply.
Talk to your Jobcentre Plus advisor who will support you to complete an application form and return it to TfGM.
If your application is successful, you will be contacted by one of the bike suppliers so you can organise collection of your bike.