HELPING DALBY DRIVERS: PCYC's Kelly Ryan is over the moon with Braking the Cycle's impact on the Dalby community.
HELPING DALBY DRIVERS: PCYC's Kelly Ryan is over the moon with Braking the Cycle's impact on the Dalby community. Michael Doyle

PCYC drive our learners

DALBY PCYC's Braking the Cycle program continues its standing as one of the region's leaders in driver education and community connection.

The initiative, which has been in place since 2013, has received further funding to take it through to 2020.

PCYC's Kelly Ryan said the program was invaluable for disengaged and disadvantaged learner drivers.

"Braking the Cycle is a driver program that helps learners achieve their 100 hours,” she said. "It also provides participants with greater employment prospects and a much- needed boost in confidence.”

Despite being implemented to target Dalby's youth, Mrs Ryan noted the number of drivers that were outside the program's age bracket that needed help.

"The program initially accepted those between the ages of 16-25, however in recent years we noticed a number of older learner drivers requiring assistance,” she said.

"It is now not only about helping our youth, but also older motorists and parents who have been void of the opportunity to learn how to drive.”

With volunteers from various backgrounds, Mrs Ryan encouraged those who would like to help to get involved.

"We have a number of volunteers that range from retirees, police officers to even our ex-mayor Warwick Geisel participating in the initiative, so for that we are very thankful,” she said.

Mrs Ryan also recognised those who had played a significant role in Braking the Cycle's campaign.

"I would like to thank our major funding body Arrow Energy,” she said.

"They have been with this initiative since its inception in 2013 and without them none of this would have been possible.

"Obviously I would also like to thank all the volunteers and the community as a whole, they have been steadfast in their support.

With 103 licences achieved since the program began in 2013, there is no denying the positive impact Braking the Cycle is having.


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