A RECYCLING scheme is being put into gear after proving to be a success in finding new homes for unwanted bikes.
The Middlesbrough Cycle Centre held an event at West Lodge in Albert Park which saw 15 children’s bikes donated and then given away to new owners.
To make the new riders safer, the Cycle Centre team also gave away 21 new helmets.
Mike O’Reilly, Cycling Projects Co-ordinator for Middlesbrough Environment City, said: “Many people may have received a new bike for Christmas and might be wondering what to do with their old one”.
The Cleveland Police Community Protection team and the Cycle Centre are holding a further event for security etching and any additional bike donations to be made.
Etching is a free and efficient way of protecting bicycles and it can assist in the recovery if they are stolen.
This event is open to all members of the public on Friday, 24 January, at West Lodge in Albert Park.
The team’s cycle mechanic will be on hand to provide assistance or advice on the upkeep of bicycles and to make adjustments or tweaks for bikes received over the Christmas period.
Mike O’Reilly said: “The scheme proved a real success before Christmas so we are happy to be offering this service to the public one more.
“And while people are here, they can have their new bikes security etched and adjusted if required.”
The team will also be happy to receive any unwanted cycles for future recycling schemes.
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