Recycle2Work scheme gets County Durham workers on their bike

Wheels2Work County Durham is celebrating the completion of phase one of its Recycle2Work bicycle project, eight months ahead of schedule.

The year-long project received a £10,000 funding award from the County Durham Community Foundation ‘Poverty Hurts’ programme with an aim of full delivery within one year.

However, the popularity of the scheme has seen the project delivered in under four months.

In total, 40 County Durham residents were allocated non-electric pedal-bicycles to get them to and from work or education, and 88 percent were over the age of 25.

Liam Weatherill, Wheels2Work Project Manager, said “We ran a pilot scheme for the Recycle2Work programme in the Summer of 2022 with 10 bicycles and received nearly 50 applications. After promoting the opportunity in the colder months at the beginning of 2023, we were delighted with the response with over 100 enquiries and the first 40 people meeting the criteria were allocated this mode of personal transport.”

Wheels2Work County Durham are offering County Durham businesses the opportunity to be part of the continuation and expansion of the Recycle2Work programme.

From providing a donation to add anything from 1 to 50 bicycle-bundles to the scheme which will benefit more people faced with difficulties in reaching their place of employment or education.

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Recycle2Work scheme gets County Durham workers on their bike

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