Life Cycle wants your unwanted bikes!


Local cycling charity Life Cycle wants people to give them their unwanted bikes. They have been attending markets on Whiteladies Road and in Westbury on Trym in May – and are asking people to bring any old  or unwanted bike to donate to them.

Charlie Bolton, Life Cycle’s family cycling project co-ordinator said ‘We run two projects which refurbish bikes with a view to getting back into use. One is aimed at adults, and the other is aimed at children. In both cases, we want to keep people cycling. But to do so, we need to get bikes in to refurbish.

So please – give us your bikes. Big ones, or little ones. Adult or kids. We can make use of them.’

Their events have featured Dr Bike who will perform minor fixes to ‘loved’ bikes.

The projects involved are ‘Bike Back’ based at Horfield prison – in which prisoners get the opportunity to learn skills by fixing up bikes. And a ‘Family Cycling Project’ which aims to get and keep children cycling, by helping them get bikes the next size up easily. Both projects are targeted at those on low incomes.

For further information, contact Life Cycle on 0117 353 4580 or email [email protected].

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