Manchester Youth Zone provides innovative youth services in a particularly deprived area of Manchester and is a hub for the surrounding communities. Our Bike to the Future project has provided us with an exciting new engagement tool.
Young people learn about repairing and maintaining bikes, develop new skills and achieve a recognised City & Guilds qualification. Young people are also learning about the costs and savings of repairing your own bike and the importance of safety checks. For those who don’t own a bike, they are able to ‘earn’ one to keep by refurbishing it over a 12 week period as part of their training.
Bike to the Future will extend our reach to young people and, once fully developed, will provide a practical and high-value bike maintenance service to the wider community.