New mopeds help young people in Cumbria get into work.

W2W Cumbria PosterA fleet of new scooters are available to help young people access education, training and employment.

Ten more scooters have been added to the Cumbrian Wheels 2 Work programme run by Inspira, the County’s leading personal development and career management organisation.

The 10 Honda Vision 50 mopeds, funded by a Children in Need grant, are to help young people and adults who experience problems accessing education, training and employment due to transport limitations.

The 10 new scooters mean Inspira now has a total of 27 mopeds across the county.

The Honda Vision 50 was chosen as they provide up to 146.9mpg, giving a range of more than 177 miles from one tank of fuel.

The mopeds are expected to have three-year lifespan, and the organisation is in talks with local borough councils as well as local community funds.

In Furness this takes the number of scooters available for loan up to five. There are three Hondas and two Kymco 50cc scooters.

The mopeds are available through Inspira and John Wren Motorcycles.

The programme is open to those aged 16 upwards. It is a six-month loan/hire of a bike, which can be extended.

The young people pay the minimum of £10 per week, depending on what they earn. The insurance is paid for the young people.

The hirer is responsible for fuel and oil.

The young people make a contribution towards buying the helmet which they then keep, the jackets and gloves are on loan.

They have a monthly catch-up with Inspira.

Allister Clark, the Inspira advisor who runs the scheme in Furness said: “It is fantastic. It is very good for young people living in rural areas, who are not on bus routes, or young people working in hospitality in split shifts.”

Mr Wren said: “It is a good thing for those in rural areas. They are good bikes and cost very little to run.”

Those who think they could benefit from the scheme can contact Inspira’s Furness Advice Centre or get in touch through Facebook.

Article Source : North West Evening Mail 

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