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Apply for free use of West Midlands Cycle Hire

Please register your interest first of all and we'll be in touch to get you started. 

This is part of the Cycling for Everyone programme. 

You could get free use of West Midlands Cycle Hire bikes if you’re:
  • living in an eligible local authority ward within the West Midlands
  • aged 16 or over

You must:

  • have an individual income up to £30,000 before tax or receive income assessed UK government benefits
  • not be receiving help with travel costs for cycling
  • not be eligible for a cycle to work scheme which helps employees buy a bike
  • not own a suitable working bike

You will need to provide proof of your address and proof of your wage or income assessed benefit.

What you’ll get

  • Up to ten codes offering a total of 1000 minutes free*
  • Each person can apply once up to 30/11/2022 for up to ten codes.
  • One code gives 100 free minutes to ride.
  • All codes must be used by 30/11/2022.

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Visit WMCH if you have a question about using your Cycle Hire code or West Midlands Cycle Hire bikes.

Need help with your application?

If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit your local library to use one.

You can ask a friend or family member to help you apply.

If you’re registered with a Jobcentre, you can ask your work coach to help you.

You can also get application support online.

  • bike rides with friends, family or colleagues
  • bike rides to improve your fitness, health and wellbeing
  • journeys to work
  • part of journeys where you use other transport such as a bus, train or tram
  • led rides where you go on a group ride
  • learn to ride a bike session
  • bikeability session to improve your confidence riding a bike
  • There are over 175 Cycle Hire docks across the West Midlands
  • View maps of where Cycle Hire docks are and where you can ride

To use West Midlands Cycle Hire you must:

  • have an e-mail address
  • have a debit or credit card
  • be aged 16 or over

Visit West Midlands Cycle Hire how to ride page to see how to use it.

Workwise: You could get free travel to your new job (including apprenticeships)

16-18 Photocard: You could pay child prices if you are 16 to 18 years old and living in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton.

Other travel discounts and free travel passes including £1 tickets for friends and family

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