Bespoke Be Heard

Bespoke Be Heard focuses on teaching young people with Special Educational Needs, to refurbish second hand bikes. A hundred percent of profits from the resale of these bikes are reinvested into providing additional opportunities for young people with SEN. Students gain an AQA Unit Award in Cycle Mechanics as part of their experience.

The idea for the scheme was conceived when a young man with learning difficulties presented characteristics indicative of a future facing exclusion from school, his family and hence society. He was heading towards becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). This scheme was designed for students like this young man to be able to leave school with a bike maintenance Award/Certificate and think positively toward the future.