Power of the pedal

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

STRUG­GLING to get the kids out and about in the sum­mer hol­i­days?

Well now chil­dren in Mid­dles­brough can make the most of their break by bor­row­ing a bike from one of the town’s ‘bike li­braries’ – free of charge.

The York­shire Bank Bike Li­brary scheme aims to give ev­ery child in the county ac­cess to a bike, and Mid­dles­brough is home to two li­braries where you can drop in to bor­row a cy­cle.

It is of­fer­ing spe­cial guided rides and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren to get in­volved with dur­ing the hol­i­days. You can bor­row a bi­cy­cle from Mid­dles­brough Cy­cle Cen­tre in Mid­dles­brough Bus Sta­tion and at Mid­dles­brough En­vi­ron­ment City at Sandy Flatts Lane in Ack- lam, where you must call ahead.

If you’re ven­tur­ing fur­ther afield, there are plenty of other bikes avail­able to bor­row in North York­shire – in­clud­ing one at Cat­t­er­ick Gar­ri­son near Rich­mond.

Any­one can do­nate a bike to the scheme, so if you think some­one new can love your old bike, then visit bike­li­braries.york­shire.com for more in­for­ma­tion about where to find your lo­cal do­na­tion sta­tion – there are 58 across York­shire.

Once do­nated, the bikes are then fixed up and made avail­able to loan.

Since the launch of the first York­shire Bank Bike Li­brary in 2015, more than 41,000 op­por­tu­ni­ties to ride a bike have been given to chil­dren across York­shire.

All ready to cy­cle

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