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Are you in need of support to travel to a work, training 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?

Then we may be able to help you through our Wheels to Work discounted bike sales!

What is a discounted bike sale?

Discounted bike sales offer eligible candidates (please see criteria below) the opportunity to purchase a bicycle for only £20 through our partner organisation Life Cycle Uk.

If successful, you will be issued a bike sales voucher that must be presented at a point of sale along with photo i.d, proof of address and £20 towards the cost of the bike.

Where can I purchase a bicycle?

Bicycles will be available for sale on a regular basis at pop-up sites close to the main Job Centres, SGS College and key employment sites in South Gloucestershire between May and November.

If a bicycle is urgently needed, you may visit Life Cycle Uk’s Bristol base at HMP Bristol every Friday from 10am – 3.30pm or Saturday from 10am – 1.30pm.

Eligibility criteria

If you meet the following criteria, you will be eligible for a Wheels to Work Bike Sale Voucher:

  • Seeking employment, training or skills (or a change in employment if earning under the living wage).
  • In need of support to travel to a work, training 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.
  • Age 16 or over.
  • Resident in South Gloucestershire (or within the West of England).
  • Eligible to work and/or study in the UK.

FAQs

Do bikes come with any accessories?

All bikes will have a lock and lights included.

Am I required to wear a helmet?

It is not a legal requirement to wear a helmet whilst riding a bicycle in the UK. All participants should ensure they ride safely and do not endanger themselves or other road users. Cyclists should be aware of the Highway Code and how it applies to cyclists.

I am not a confident cyclist

Two hours cycle training is available free of charge to South Gloucestershire residents, subject to availability. Please email cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk for more information.

What if the bike develops a fault?

All bikes will come with a 3 month warranty, covering mechanical failure but not fair wear and tear or malicious damage. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep the bike in a safe and road worthy condition.

What if the bike is stolen

Once participants have taken possession of a bike, it becomes entirely their responsibility. Bikes will be supplied with a good quality lock which should be used at all times. We also suggest that new owners record details such as serial numbers to assist with identifying the bike should it be lost or stolen.

Can I sell the bike on?

The bike is intended to help ensure participants can access employment or training and should be used for this purpose. We ask all participants to commit to keeping their bike for at least 6 months.

How many bike vouchers can I use

Bike vouchers will be limited to one per person.

For more help, or to get in touch regarding discounted bicycles please contact us: transport.policy@southglos.gov.uk

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