I started the scheme in 2008 with a 50cc and after a few weeks moved up to a 125cc scooter as I wanted something with a bigger engine. Devon Wheels 2 Work was based at Halwill Junction back then and the staff were always brilliant and you could have a laugh and a cup of tea with them.

Having to make regular payments helped me learn to budget for my transport and because I wasn’t able to work at that time because of my disabilities s having the bike helped me get out and about. Because of Devon Wheels 2 Work I could go and see my boy and I could go and volunteer.

Devon Wheels 2 Work is a great scheme and from learning how to look after a bike, they helped me eventually get my own one.

M.J, aged 40


I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and how grateful I am to have a fantastic scheme like Wheels 2 Work in my area. If it wasn’t for this scheme and length of time you loaned me the bike I would have had to have given up my job due to start times as public transport doesn’t run at that time of day.
I wish you all the best for the future and hope you continue to support people in Devon by continuing to run such a beneficial scheme which has helped me to stay employed. After passing my driving test I no longer require the bike I have been renting.

Peter C, aged 36


I was in foster care with Merv and Sarah for 3 years. They helped me get a wheels to work bike so I could get a job and see my friends.
I worked in little Chef at Whiddon Down and I couldn’t catch a bus because there wasn’t one. After that, I worked at Vital Dog at North Tawton. I saved enough money to buy my own bike, a virago, which I still ride now.  Thank you Wheels 2 Work for giving me the opportunity to work and meet friends.

 Katie P, aged 20