Wednesday, January 24, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

New Wheels For Bowen Youth

The PCYC Bowen is hitting the streets with style, unveiling their new Kia Stonic, equipped and ready for Braking the Cycle participants to gather their hours for their licence.

Due to be upgraded very four to five years, the 2023 Kia Stonic has the club, volunteers, and program participants excited.

“How often do you get to drive a brand new car?” PCYC Bowen Club Manager Christopher Masina explained.

“Having this new car just better equips our Braking the Cycle participants with the best opportunity to get their licence.”

Braking the Cycle is a PCYC program aimed at youth between the ages of 17 and 25, supporting to achieve their Learners Driver Licence required hours in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Paired with a Mentor Driver, these youth will have regular driving sessions with this Mentor in the Kia, to gain confidence and skills behind the wheel.

PCYC Bowen is also welcoming new Mentor Drivers into the program, to assist Bowen’s youth to gain their provisional licence.

“There’s no special requirements,” Mr Masina explained.

“Our Mentor Drivers have got to have their full open Licence, complete a small amount of paperwork, and just have a spare 90 minutes to help youth get on the road.”

To contact to the Club about becoming either a Mentor Driving or to get your hours up, ring 07 4786 1383 or email

PCYC Bowen’s Club Manager Christopher Masina and a Braking the Cycle Volunteer checking out the brand new Kia Stonic learner driver car for the Braking the Cycle program. Photo supplied

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