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Wheels to Work West helps people overcome barriers to travelling to work, training and skills opportunities.

For people seeking work and skills across the West of England region, we can provide:

  • Free Bus Tickets
  • Discounted Bikes
  • Free Loan Bikes
  • Free Bicycle maintenance workshops
  • Accompanied Public Transport training
  • Adult Cycle training and accompanied rides
  • Journey and route planning

To access the offers you must be:

  • 16 or over
  • Seeking employment (or a change in employment if you are earning under the living wage)
  • In need of help to travel to a work or skills opportunity such as travel to interviews, open days, jobs fairs, courses, training, work placements, apprenticeships or the first month of a new job.
  • Live in the West of England region: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Wheels to Work offers are available across all 4 West of England councils (Bath & NE Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire) but they vary in each area as below:

 Bath and N. East SomersetBristolNorth SomersetSouth Gloucestershire
Free Bus ticketsVouchers (Avon or Bath Riders)M-tickets (Bristol & Bath) or Vouchers (Avon or Bristol Riders)M-tickets (Weston-super-Mare and West of England) or Vouchers (Avon or Weston Riders)M-tickets (West of England) or Vouchers (Avon Riders)
Discounted Bikes to buy£50 off refurbished bikes at Bristol Bike Project, Julian House and Life Cycle UKLife Cycle UK refurbished bikes for £20 (inc. lights & lock)
Free loan Bike1 month loans for regular bikes / 2 week loans for e-bikes (deposit required)1 month loans for regular bikes / 2 week loans for e-bikes (deposit required)1 month, normal commuter or folding bikes (no deposit)
Free Cycle maintenanceFree ‘bike kitchen’ cycle maintenance workshop
Free accompanied Public Transport trainingAccompanied Bus Buddy serviceUp to 6 accompanied training sessions
Free Adult Cycle Training/ Accompanied Rides1 x 1:1 hour session2 x 1:1 hour sessions1 x 1:1 hour session
Journey PlansYesYesYes
For more information please click on your local authorityBath and North East SomersetBristolNorth SomersetSouth Gloucestershire

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