Kirklees have begun a new initiative – Streetbikes. This project is aimed at getting young people involved in the community, they are taught to repair and maintain bikes sourced for free from rubbish collections and from West Yorkshire Police, who seize suspected stolen bikes but cannot find the owner.
Trained mechanics will run courses to enable young people to gain qualifications in basic skills.
The scheme aims to repair 20 bikes per month.
Council refuse teams are being asked to salvage bikes that are being dumped at recycling centres and tips so that the parts can be used in the scheme.
Sounds like a good idea.
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News source: The Examiner
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