Re­cy­cled bikes are fes­tive gifts

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

CHIL­DREN at Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s Chest­nuts Play­cen­tre will be get­ting early Christ­mas presents thanks to kind-hearted res­i­dents. who sup­ported the an­nual Re­cy­cle a Cy­cle ap­peal.

Eight bikes do­nated by mem­bers of the pub­lic have been re­fur­bished by On Yer Bike in Lin­coln Road, Mill­field, as part of the ap­peal.

It’s the fourth year the play­cen­tre has run the ap­peal, which en­cour­ages res­i­dents to do­nate unused, old and rusty chil­dren’s bi­cy­cles that could be re­vamped and given to chil­dren af­ter restora­tion.

Cllr Sheila Scott, cabi­net mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices, said: “Ev­ery per­son who do­nated an unused, old bi­cy­cle should be feel­ing very proud of them­selves.

“They have made Christ­mas that ex­tra bit spe­cial for 10 chil­dren and I would like to thank them for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the chil­dren at a time of year where a present like this will bring lots of joy and fun.”

Paul Dob­son, man­ager of the coun­cil’s Chest­nuts Play­cen­tre, said: “The chil­dren have been ex­tremely ex­cited about Re­cy­cle a Cy­cle and their un­der­stand­ing of re­cy­cling and im­prov­ing the environment where they live has height­ened as a re­sult.

Nigel Ladd, owner of On Yer Bike, said: “This is the fourth year run­ning we have worked with Chest­nuts Play­cen­tre on the Re­cy­cle a Cy­cle ini­tia­tive and once again it has been a real plea­sure.”

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