Funders Wheels to Work (W2W)

Derbyshire has had numerous funders over its 15 year life, but currently there are just 3. These are Big Lottery Fund, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. Each of these funders provide a contribution towards the delivery of the project in order to help Derbyshire residents access work, training or learning opportunities using either a moped loan or a bicycle provided by W2W. Derbyshire County Council has been at the heart of the project from the beginning and we are grateful for their continued support.

Motorcycle Training Centres

Wheels to Work has a network of motorcycle training centres throughout the county, who help and support the project to get the clients safely on the road by delivering the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). All of the training centres are approved and inspected by Derbyshire County Council’s Motorcycle Safety Officer, who worked with W2W to help design the additional training the Wheels to Work project provides, the CBT Plus.

Motorcycle Dealers

The project works closely with Roy Jervis & Co. Ltd and Bob Minion Ltd. The partnerships that have formed with these motorbike shops are invaluable to Wheels to Work. They don’t just provide the mopeds, but they provide on-going maintenance, storage and a delivery and collection service. 

Bike Back Derby

Wheels to Work provides reconditioned bicycles for people wanting to cycle to work, college or a training course, and these are bought from Bike Back Derby. Bike Back Derby supplies bicycles that have been reclaimed by prisoners from Nottingham Prison. This helps the prisoners obtain a qualification in bicycle maintenance, helping their rehabilitation by offering volunteering in the Bike Back Derby workshop and at events in conjunction with Wheels to Work.

Monkey Park

Monkey Park are a CIC based in Chesterfield. Wheels to Work has worked with them over the last few years as a supplier of reconditioned bicycles. They take donations of surplus bicycles and refurbish them with volunteers, whilst training them in cycle maintenance, as a way to provide affordable transport to local people.