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Cycle commuting, work and business

Cycling to work is good for you and good for your business

Commuting by bike

New to commuting by bike

If you're new to commuting by bike, we can help you to get started.

We provide free cycle training sessions including riding your route with a cycling "buddy".
This helps to build confidence and the skills needed to ride in commuter traffic. Find out more about TfGM cycle training.

We can offer advice on cycle-to-work schemes which let you buy a bike, tax-free over a year.
Payments are taken directly from your salary or wages before tax.

Get more information about cycle-to-work schemes

Are you an apprentice and living in Greater Manchester? If so, you could be eligible to receive a free bike to assist you on your commute to work.

Find out more about the cycling support available to apprentices.

If you're starting a new job after being unemployed, we can help you to get a free, recycled bike and other cycling equipment.
Find out more about the bike back to work scheme.

For more information on Bikes for Business, email or become a TfGM Business Travel Network member to access this service and more.

Workplace cycle support

There are many benefits from having cyclists as part of your workforce. Generally, cyclists are happier and healthier than average, take less time off work and don't need a car parking space.

TfGM offer organisations free, practical support to help encourage more people to cycle to work including:

  • Free borrowing of bikes and equipment
  • Support with cycling grant applications of up to £10,000
  • Free cycle training sessions
  • Help, support and guidance with work-based cycling initiatives, cycle to work schemes and bike user groups

Find out how we can help you become a bike-friendly workplace

Cycling champions and bicycle user groups

If you want to encourage more people to cycle to your work, or use a bike for business travel:

  • Become a 'workplace cycling champion' to help share information and encourage your colleagues on to their bikes.
  • Set up a Bicycle User Group (BUG) at your workplace. See: Bicycle User Groups