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Published by May Norman at 1:25pm 11th January 2019.

Harrogate becomes a Yorkshire bike donation station

  • Unwanted and unused bikes to be collected from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.
  • They can be repaired and cleaned and available for loan.
  • It's for children and their families who otherwise wouldn’t have access to a bike.
  • Synergy Automotive is behind the local campaign

A campaign to get more children and their families cycling is underway in Harrogate.

People are being encouraged to donate unwanted and unused bikes which will then be repaired and cleaned and made available for those who might not have access to one.

Harrogate-based Synergy Automotive is a Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries donation station.

During the first quarter of 2019, Synergy is aiming to collect 150 unwanted or unused bikes for children and their families, who otherwise wouldn’t have access, to a borrow and ride a bike for free.

A champion of giving back to its local communities, Synergy’s bike donation drive follows a highly successful campaign in 2018 which saw companies and the local community deliver almost 100 bicycles to its offices.

Synergy MD, Paul Parkinson, said:

“We were so delighted with the fantastic response to our initial campaign that we’ve set higher targets to help make a difference to even more children and their families. We’ve also doubled the size of our office space to accommodate our growth plan, giving us extra storage facilities for all the donated bicycles!”

The multi-award winning business is the 61st donation station in the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries programme, a unique scheme led by Welcome to Yorkshire as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire, designed to make cycling more accessible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, commented:

“Our Bike Libraries programme helps to turn dreams into a reality by providing opportunities to borrow and ride bikes for free, so I’m delighted to see Synergy continuing its ambitious campaign - they’re going from strength to strength and becoming an invaluable resource to the local community. I hope the people of North Yorkshire continue to make the most of their facilities and donate their bikes!”

Synergy will accept donatins of adult and children’s bikes and can also collect cycles from businesses and individuals in North Yorkshire towns including Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon, Ilkley and Boroughbridge, who are unable to drop them off.

Synergy welcomes bikes, including those in need of repair, from 7.00am - 9.00pm on weekdays starting Monday, January 7 to Friday, March 1 at 12A Hornbeam Park Oval, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate.

For more information visit the Synergy website or call 01423 228280.

For further information about Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, please the website.

 

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