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Monday 24 June 2013

Bike Week starts school cycle amnesty

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To mark national bike week, volunteers joined forces to encourage and explore cheaper, healthier and greener travel options in Crewe.
As a result of this 2 Crewe schools have announced a 'Cycle Amnesty' to ensure local children have access to affordable bikes ready for the summer holidays. Christian Concern, famous for their furniture recycling project, will collect any old bikes from Hungerford and Underwood West schools this Thursday, 27th June. They will use them to train adults in mechanic and maintenance skills and then sell the refurbished bikes in the regular Friday sales at affordable prices.
Rev. Rob Wykes said "CC Cycles is already training and employing adults with different abilities to enable those who could not afford bus fares or a car to get to work in a way that is good for them, the environment and their pocket. Please bring your old bikes or ring 01270 586186 to arrange a free collection."
ACT volunteers and Cheshire East staff gave out advice and cycle maps to interested passers by, while  Velo management taught people mountain biking skills.
ACT chair Paul Wade noticed a strong interest in developing safer local routes. “ We spoke to several nurses from Leighton hospital. These health conscious commuters are looking to the council to use government and local funding to complete the  route to one of the biggest employment sites in Crewe.” 

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Ben Wye

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