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Friday, 18 January 2013

New Wheels to Work scheme provides bikes for young people

A new scheme has just been launched to provide two-wheeled transport to young people aged 16 – 25, in the form of mopeds, scooters and bicycles. The scheme, known as Wheels to Work, aims to help those with no access to personal transport to find employment or further their education with college or training.
Motorcycle News: The Wheels to Work scheme is aimed at those in remote locations
The scheme was launched after the Wheels to Work Association (W2WA) received grants from the Department for Transport and the Motorcycle Industry Association to establish a project aiming to get young people into employment, especially in areas with little or no public transport.

Steve Kenward, Chairman of the W2WA Board said: “Helping young people into employment and training is a priority for the government. The Wheels to Work Association is proud to have this facilitating role, as these schemes are proven to work where access to transport is the barrier to taking up opportunities.”

With some of the highest unemployment rates ever seen in Britain, we think the scheme is a great initiative to help those who are struggling to find employment due to their location. What better way to commute to work to college than on a highly economical, and not to mention fun, moped or scooter!

If you think you or someone you know might qualify for the Wheels to Work scheme, then visit http://www.mcia.co.uk/Campaigns/Wheels-to-Work.aspx to find out more.