A DORSET motorcycle group have been supporting 20 young carers and their families with food deliveries during lockdown.

The deliveries have been made by The Bike Shed, a motorcycle riding group, who have volunteered to support communities across the county during the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the motorcycle riding group were keen to help local communities during the pandemic and teamed up with young carers’ charity MYTime to support local children, young people and their families.

Co-Founder of The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club Vikki van Someren said: “Times have been particularly challenging for the young carer community.

“It’s been a privilege for our volunteer riders to work alongside MYTime in helping to provide support to these incredible young people and their families.”

Dorset Council, who provide support children and young people aged between five and 18 who provide regular care and emotional support to a family member who is ill or disabled, have backed the delivery scheme and thank the group members for their support.

Cllr. Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Early Help, said: “We would like to thank the BikeShed for delivering food to some of our young carer families.

“Our young carers do a wonderful job and we’re grateful to MYTime and The Bike Shed volunteers for stepping in to help us support children and their families during this difficult time.”