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Try-a-Bike Long Term Cycle Loan

Try-A-Bike is a ‘long term’ cycle loan scheme aimed at Jobseekers, Apprentices and Students, that have secured a job offer but will find the cost, time or lack of travel options a barrier to travelling to work. 

Free Bike Loan

Successful applicants will loan a bike from Lincolnshire County Council for a minimum of 6 months, to use for their journey to work, as well as leisure and social trips. Try-A-Bike is completely free; all you need to do is ensure you can meet the criteria, take part in our cycle skills training and keep in touch with us to service your bike. 

You’ll receive: 

  • Bike and lights
  • A D-lock
  • High Visibility Accessories
  • Helmet

What you get

Application process

  1. Check that you are eligible to apply for a Try-A-Bike bicycle* 
  2. Request an application form from the Access Lincoln Team 
  3. Send your application form and proof of employment to Access Lincoln 
  4. A member of our team will be in touch 

*There is a criteria to be eligible for free loan of a bike. Most importantly, you must have a job offer, or be starting an apprenticeship.

If successful, you’re bike will be ordered and prepared for your first journey and available to collect within 2 weeks. 

Before collecting your bike, you will be required to take part in a Bike Skills Session, tailored to your experience level. You will also be required to have your bike serviced after 4 weeks, and then every 3 months. 

Your bike will be fitted with a tracker. This will allow Access Lincoln to see what journeys you make on your bike, to ensure it is used for work.


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Last updated: 22 August 2017

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