Government boost for bike scheme

Published: 14 September 2012

A scheme helping young people get to work or college by providing them with scooters has won a £50,000 government grant.

The scheme subsidises hire of scooters to young people in rural areas where public transport is poor.

The grant is for the Motorcycle Industry Association to expand the initiative nationally.
Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “Helping young people access jobs and training is vital if we are to boost the economy and cut unemployment. “

MCI Chief Executive Steve Kenward said the Wheels to Work scheme would “prevent social exclusion for those living in rural communities. 

“The best schemes produce young riders with a greater sense of road safety,” he added.