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Bike Week gets underway with donation scheme

Bike Week

This week celebrates Bike Week and we are encouraging Gateshead residents to show their support by using their bikes for their daily exercise or travel.

Whether you are a key worker riding to your shift, delivering food to a vulnerable person or keeping the kids entertained, cycling is a great way of getting about for all ages and keeping fit and healthy.

To help keep Gateshead moving, we are also asking residents to donate any unwanted, working adult bikes.   We will then redistribute these bikes to people across the borough who need a bike to travel.   

Donated bikes will be checked over by our mechanics, who will carry out any necessary repairs to make sure they are safe and then matched with someone in need of a bike.   

Gateshead Council's cabinet member for Environment and Transport, Councillor John McElroy said:

"Cycling is a great way to keep fit and also to improve your mental health and wellbeing.  This is an excellent scheme where we can recycle unwanted bikes and put them to good use and we hope that residents will really get behind it.  Anyone donating a bike can also sign up to receive a digital postcard from the new owner, so they will be able to find out a little bit about where their bike has gone."

If you have a bike you would like to donate please register your interest

Bike Week
08 June 2020

This week celebrates Bike Week and we are encouraging Gateshead residents to show their support by using their bikes for their daily exercise or travel.

Whether you are a key worker riding to your shift, delivering food to a vulnerable person or keeping the kids entertained, cycling is a great way of getting about for all ages and keeping fit and healthy.

To help keep Gateshead moving, we are also asking residents to donate any unwanted, working adult bikes.   We will then redistribute these bikes to people across the borough who need a bike to travel.   

Donated bikes will be checked over by our mechanics, who will carry out any necessary repairs to make sure they are safe and then matched with someone in need of a bike.   

Gateshead Council's cabinet member for Environment and Transport, Councillor John McElroy said:

"Cycling is a great way to keep fit and also to improve your mental health and wellbeing.  This is an excellent scheme where we can recycle unwanted bikes and put them to good use and we hope that residents will really get behind it.  Anyone donating a bike can also sign up to receive a digital postcard from the new owner, so they will be able to find out a little bit about where their bike has gone."

If you have a bike you would like to donate please register your interest

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