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Rutland MYBIKE project

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Rutland MYBKE project is Rutland County Council’s second-hand reconditioned bike scheme.

Bicycles that are taken to either Cottesmore or North Luffenham Civic Amenity sites are collected by HMP Stocken, where in two workshops they are reconditioned conforming to BS6102.  Whilst working on these bicycles Prisoners have the opportunity to work towards gaining their Level 1 and 2 City Guilds in Cycle Maintenance.

These reconditioned second-hand bikes are collected by the Rutland MYBIKE project and given out for FREE to anyone living in Rutland who may find it difficult to access a bike of their own.

The aim of the Rutland MYBIKE project is to support the residents of Rutland who may find it difficult to access a bicycle of their own, by providing a bicycle as a sustainable form of transport to reach, education, employment, facilities, family, friends, for exercise, for leisure or for health and wellbeing.

“This is a fantastic project which involves a number of local public services, from the Council’s transport officers, social workers and recycling centre operatives through to prison staff, local police officers and fire service.  Working together we to make sure that everyone in Rutland, regardless of their age or circumstance has the opportunity to own a bicycle that can get them to where they want to go.”

Mark Andrews, Chief Executive Rutland County Council

For more information please email: travelforrutland@rutland.gov.uk

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