Community Recycling Project seeks keen Bicycle Mechanics

Local charity Life Cycle UK is looking for volunteers with a keen interest in bike mechanics to help out on their bicycle recycling project, based at Horfield Prison.

BikeBack is a community bicycle recycling project which takes donations of unused, unwanted and unloved bikes and teaches prisoners the skills to fix them up and get them back on the road. Refurbished bikes are then sold at affordable prices to help people on low incomes to start cycling. The project is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

The small, friendly, Life Cycle team is now seeking the help of volunteers to increase the number of bikes refurbished by the project. Volunteers should preferably have some experience of working on various aspects of bicycle mechanics, although an experienced mechanic will be on hand to provide further training, advice and support.

Life Cycle are looking for individuals who can volunteer at least half a day a week on a regular basis. Volunteers will not come into contact with prisoners and will work in a workshop outside of the prison, equipped with plenty of tools, friendly company and a good supply of tea and biscuits.

Life Cycle would also be extremely keen to hear from any professional mechanics who would be interested in sharing their skills. For more information or to express your interest in volunteering for this innovative, inspiring and progressive project, contact bikebackinfo@lifecycleuk.org.uk www.lifecycleuk.org.uk

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