TFGM help support Jobseekers and Apprentices into employment by funding sustainable travel. TFGM help Jobseekers and Apprentices to obtain a bicycle and equipment supplied through CERA Cycloan to assist with cost effective travel, and people can also access funded maintenance courses (see our course page for more details).
From January 2018 to December 2018 supported by TFGM the team at CERA Cycloan have supplied over 125 bicycles and kits of equipment to Jobseekers and Apprentices referred to us by this scheme.
These bicycles provide practical assistance for people commuting to and from their place of work, that’s approximately 10 people per month benefiting from the scheme via CERA Cycloan.
Our quality small team of volunteers are committed to working alongside our staff to productively engage with young people and adults experiencing life challenges. They are also encouraged and empowered to feed into a variety of tasks from assisting with the direction of the company, attending festivals, leading free bike rides and much more…
Even our regular staff volunteer some of their time for free. You may ask why? The simple answer is…
We are a bonded team, who support each other and who invest in communities and the individuals who live in them.
Because of this we are proud to say we have been awarded The Queens Award for the voluntary aspects of our work.
We work together with Stockport Community Cycle Club and our rides are short, inclusive, fun, engaging and if the weather is not appropriate we have a wet weather plan to ensure engagement at its best.
So if the weather is bad… and we decide not to ride you could be in our Cycle Mechanics workshop, at no cost to you, learning how to keep your bike in action or in our Arts and Design workshop having fun creating items whilst at the same time meeting like minded people.
13yrs and over to partake
Listen to and respect ride leader instructions
Ensure your bike is in a fit state to ride
Display sensible riding behaviour
Have fun learning bike skills (in appropriate location)
Respectful behaviour throughout
Be inclusive and Have Fun
Our rides are facilitated from March to October
All of the costumes designed by Christine at CERA Cycloan for the “MAN ON BENCH” fashion show were made with recycled items such as ring pulls, inner tubes, bike tyres, bicycle wheel rims, and unwanted plastic bags.
The CERA Cycloan costumes were modeled at the show by our volunteers who looked amazing. We would like thank everybody involved for pulling together a hugely impactful show.
During August 2017 through to end of September 2017 CERA Cycloan donated free use of our arts and design workshop for four weeks and supplied members of our staff to work supporting the artist David Tovey, the charity “H3 Helping the Homeless into Housing”, and the Museum of Homelessness to design and make fashion costumes for the “Man on Bench” dramatic theatrical show expressing the complex effects of homelessness.
In partnership with Cycling UK and Transport For Greater Manchester, CERA Cycloan brought The Big Bike Revival back to Stockport as part of UK-wide activities during 2018.
We wanted our Revival to last longer than a week so…our FREE provisions ran from June 2018 through to September 2018 as we at CERA Cycloan believed this would be a great benefit to the Stockport community. We are hoping we can continue this good work during summer 2019.