A COMMUNITY cycling initiative is donating some of its refurbished bikes to key workers.
The Access Bike project in Stroud, which provides young disadvantaged people with bikes, is turning its attention to help workers during the coronavirus lockdown.
A post on the project’s Facebook page said: “If you are a key worker still grafting during these tough and uncertain times and a bike could make your day to day life a little easier, just get in touch.
“We have a small number of bikes to give away, please let us know how often you would use the bike, where you live and a little snippet of how this could really help.”
Adrian Manning, a 71-year-old retired NHS hospital consultant from Stroud, is also donating his old bike to the project.
He said:”I am no longer of an age when I can be working in a hospital and helping there during the current pandemic.
“We saw on social media that Access Bikes at Fromehall Mill are reconditioning bikes to give to key workers to assist in their roles in the community.
“My wife reminded me of my old bike in the garage and we hoped that they would be interested.
“This bike took me from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 1996 when my son and I made the trip along with a friend and his boys.
“I phoned Harry at Access Bikes and he was delighted to receive the bike and it should soon be doing it’s bit to help around Stroud.
“And for me this was a straightforward way that I could help with the current effort.”
To contact Access Bike project, email firstname.lastname@example.org