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ReCycle unused bikes for Bike Week

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Do you have an old bike that is just sitting around not getting any use? Well now you have the chance to give it away and give it a new lease on life at the same time.

Tweed Coast bike shops are offering to service old bikes in reasonable working order so they can be reCycled and distributed to those in need of two good wheels during Bike Week at the end of the month.

‘We are asking the community to donate their unused and outgrown bikes that might be clogging up the shed to be fixed up and given to help others get around,’ said Tweed Council’s road safety officer Alana Brooks said.

‘Bike Week is about encouraging riding for short trips and recreation and promoting bike safety. 

‘Our ReCycle initiative will enable people to get around their neighbourhood under their own pedal power at no financial cost and in a way that improves their health and well-being.

‘The new bike owners will also be provided with a helmet, bike repair kit, pump, Tweed Cycleways map and safety gear.’

Residents are asked to drop their unused adult or children’s bikes during September to one of the participating bike shops during business hours so they can be serviced and made ready to be gifted.

The bike shops are generously donating their time to service the bikes. 

The bikes will be donated to The Family Centre at Tweed Heads and begin to be distributed during Bike Week at the end of September.  

The Family Centre focuses on improving the safety and well-being of children, young people and families by providing a range of services that build and enhance relationships and parenting skills.

‘Some of the donated bikes will be used within our Connecting Home program, which helps young people at risk of homelessness aged between 16 and 24 years,’ said senior coordinator Gerina Appo.

‘These bikes will support our young people immensely by helping them get to school, jobs and with general transport.’


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