Applications for government cash incentives to purchase protective motorbike gear, exceeded 1,800 in the first 24 hours after the scheme was launched, it emerged on Friday

Applications for the scheme will close at 12 noon on July 7. The subsidy amount is €500 or the actual cost of purchase, whichever amount is smaller.

The plan covers the period 2022-2024, with a total budget of €1.05m.

Beneficiaries are Cypriot, EU and third-country nationals who are permanent residents of Cyprus, are holders of a category A, A1 or A2 licence, and are owners of a registered motorcycle type vehicle.

Applications for protective equipment can only be made electronically through the online platform

More details on the project’s at or by email at [email protected]