Refurbished bikes donated to Lincoln charity staff

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Three refurbished bikes have been donated to staff at a Lincoln charity who had their cycles stolen.

One employee’s bike was stolen after being locked up at Lincolnshire YMCA’s Showroom, while another couple’s bikes were taken when visiting friends.

To ensure their staff could continue to cycle to work, The Showroom refurbished three bikes and donated them to staff.

The bikes were refurbished at the centre’s weekly Access LN6 bike workshop.

Malcolm Barham, Chief Executive at The Showroom, said: “We provide more than 50 cycle parking spaces at The Showroom and we’re very keen to encourage more staff and visitors to travel sustainably.

“When my staff reported that their bikes had been stolen, I was keen for them to continue cycling and we have temporarily loaned them bikes that have been refurbished through our bike workshop.”

The workshop takes place every Tuesday from 4-6pm in partnership with Access LN6 at Lincolnshire County Council.

Children and adults can drop in at any time to get their bike looked at and learn how to maintain it with Sustrans’ Active Travel Officer Trevor Marsh.

The workshop is always looking for bikes which can be refurbished and donated into the local community.

The Showroom will run a ‘Lock it or Lose it’ event to promote the benefits of secure cycle locks, and will offer staff the chance to take part in adult cycle training, Walk to Work week activities, public transport taster tickets and more.

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