Do you have an old, unwanted bike sitting in the back of the shed? Would you consider donating it to the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries scheme? Launched as legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire, Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries aim to give every child across Yorkshire access to a bike.
Ackworth School is hosting a donation day where parents and students can bring an old bike(s) into the school to donate to the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries scheme. This donation day is on 30th September 2016.
Since the first Bike Library opened in June 2015, the network has grown and there are now 32 across Yorkshire. Each one is different, but they all do one key thing: offer free access to a bike to children who are not lucky enough to have their own.
For some, this means long term loans and taking the bike home, some take families on led rides and others work in partnership with special schools to provide specially adapted bikes.
In total, more than 20,000 opportunities to ride a bike have been offered, but more bikes are needed and that's where you come in. It doesn't matter how old they are - they will be accepted in any condition* and some can be used for parts.
For further details, please contact:
Director of Marketing, Admissions & Communications, Ackworth School.
*We regret that we cannot accept bikes that have been painted for decorative purposes