A unique community project aimed at positively engaging Torbay young people in moped and motorcycle refurbishment is celebrating its roaring success during Road Safety Week 2017.
Busted Bikes – funded and supported by Sanctuary Housing – was established in 2015 and has seen groups of Bay teens work with a qualified mechanic before the vehicles are sold on for a profit which is re-invested back into the initiative.
Road Safety Week
Project leaders have marked Road Safety Week by reflecting on the part they have played in helping to keep Torbay’s roads safe, with project participants over the last two years all ensuring that the bikes are repaired to an excellent roadworthy standard.
Staff are also urging Torbay young people aged 14-19 to come along and fill the few spaces left at the Busted Bikes sessions, which take place at Woodend in Torquay every Thursday 7-9pm.
“An ideal opportunity”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, said: “Road Safety Week has given us an ideal opportunity to look back at the Busted Bikes project and the difference it has made to local residents’ lives.”
Project leader Sophie Hickey added: “Busted Bikes offers fantastic opportunities to Torbay teenagers interested in bike mechanics, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the project.”
For more information about Busted Bikes contact Sophie Hickey on 07713 453861.
Road Safety Week 2017, running from 20-26 November, aims to inspire individuals and organisations to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.