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Cycling charity Streetbikes fix and give away bikes

WHEEL SUCCESS Streetbikes members at their fundraising event at Dewsbury Asda.

WHEEL SUCCESS Streetbikes members at their fundraising event at Dewsbury Asda.

Thirty people have been given bicycles by a charity which recycles broken bikes.

Streetbikes mended 30 broken cycles which were donated to the charity, then gave them away or sold them for a small fee at Dewsbury Asda.

The event was held to raise money for the charity, which offers workshops teaching people of all ages how to cycle, look after their bikes and stay safe.

Gill Greaves, who set up the charity, said: “We had 30 bikes donated and our trained bike shop mechanics fixed 60 bikes for free which people brought along.

“We raffled off a bike worth £400, a helmet and a cycling shirt signed by Brian Robinson from Mirfield, who was the first Briton to finish the Tour de France and the first to win a Tour stage.

“The raffle raised £704. We were trying to raise money for mixed ability sessions where we work with able-bodied and disabled people and go cycling together.

“Some of the people who came to the event didn’t know about the sessions and now they are going to come along.”

In May the charity is hosting a Real Community tour of Yorkshire throughout Kirklees as part of its work to get more people cycling.

Participants get a free bike, helmet and t-shirt to use on the tour and keep afterwards.

Visit www.streetbikes.org.uk to find out more and register to be part of the tour.

 

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