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Personal travel choices for apprentices

Coronavirus update

Our Access to Employment and Access to Apprenticeships Ticket Schemes are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check back here for further information. Tickets already issued remain valid for travel.

The Bike to Work Scheme is still operational, and will is currently being fulfilled remotely via your advisor.

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Travel choices for apprentices

TfGM offers support to apprentices on their commute to work with a free bike.

To apply you will need to be an apprentice, within the first six months of your training, and live within Greater Manchester. You can only take part once during your apprenticeship.

Bike to work

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

As long as your apprentice provider is signed up you can take advantage of the scheme straight away.

Speak to your provider who will issue you an application form.

Once you have this, you must complete it and get it countersigned by your employer and provider, before posting or emailing 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.

If your provider is not signed up to the scheme yet, they can do so by contacting or by calling 0161 2441984.

Help with journey planning

If you require a journey plan please use MyTfGM

Click below for information on:
Tickets and passes
Cycling and walking
Further Greater Manchester travel information