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Devon Wheels 2 Work to help people return to work and education safely

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Posted on: 10 June 2020

COVID-19 has affected the daily lives of us all. But now that the government is lifting restrictions, with businesses and colleges reopening, demand for flexible commuter transport will increase. Devon Wheels 2 Work stands ready to support what may become a ‘new normal’ for commuters.

Devon Wheels 2 Work, which receives funding support from Devon County Council, provides the loan of a moped along with insurance and safety equipment to those people in need of help getting to work, education or training without the worry of using public transport. The vehicles loaned are properly managed to ensure they are safe and reliable.

Mopeds and other powered two wheelers will become an increasingly attractive option for the longer distance commute, as government seeks to promote alternative transport which allows proper social distancing.

Devon Wheels 2 Work, a Community Interest Company, is preparing for increased demand and is ready to support those most in need of cost effective and flexible transport for work and education journeys, where walking and cycling are not feasible alternatives.

Craig Carey-Clinch, Director of Devon Wheels 2 Work, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and is a real shock to the system. We hope that we can take the stress and worry out of the daily commute through our scheme. We have a highly experienced and dedicated team of staff ready to help.”

The scheme is available to anyone aged 16+ living, working or attending college in Devon, East and North Cornwall, or West Somerset.

Anyone interested in applying or finding more about the scheme can email admin@devonwheels2work.co.uk or visit www.devonwheels2work.co.uk/apply or call the office on 07970480807.

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