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Government donates bikes to Morocco

Paul Balbán officially handed over the bicycles.
Paul Balbán officially handed over the bicycles.
  • Fifty bicycles from the failed Gibibike scheme have been passed on to two charities, for people who need transport to get to work or school

There has been a happy ending to the failed Gibibike scheme which was introduced by the previous government in 2011: 50 of the bicycles have now been made roadworthy and donated by the present Gibraltar government for use in Morocco, via the International Lions Club and the Association Mediterranee de Developpement et de Formation.

The Gibibike scheme was beset by problems from the start, with poor quality equipment and serious design flaws. The company running it suffered financial losses, and the scheme was discontinued after six months.

The refurbished bicycles were handed over to the charities this week by Infrastructure Minister Paul Balbán, who said they will be used by people to get to work or to school.