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Thamesmead school benefits from council’s Cycle Recycle Scheme

PUBLISHED: 16:30 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 09 March 2018

Cllr Val Clark, Nigel Hill the owner of Sidcup Cycles and Cllr Eileen Pallen with pupils from Northwood School with their bikes. Picture: Nothwood School

Cllr Val Clark, Nigel Hill the owner of Sidcup Cycles and Cllr Eileen Pallen with pupils from Northwood School with their bikes. Picture: Nothwood School

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Children from Northwood School in Thamesmead were the latest lucky recipients to benefit from the Cycle Recycle Scheme, which the council runs with the help of Sidcup Cycles.

The scheme encourages residents to hand over any unwanted bicycles that they have cluttering their homes, sheds and garages, and the Met Police also donate any unwanted bikes that they have.

Sidcup Cycles then service each bike, carry out any needed repairs and makes sure that they are fully roadworthy, before they are donated to local schools and voluntary groups.

Northwood Primary School, in Northwood Place, Erith, received 14 bikes in total, six of which will be used by students in year six to access the council’s cycle training programmes, and encourage them to lead more active lifestyles.

The remaining eight bikes will be used by children in Key Stage One.

London Borough of Bexley manage the scheme and provide cycle training programmes.

Cllr Alex Sawyer, cabinet member for traffic and transport, said: “Bexley is the number one borough for recycling and we are always looking for new ways to reduce waste and reuse items.

“Working in partnership with Sidcup Cycles, this scheme means that we can put unwanted bikes to good use, rather than scrapping them.

“It enables residents, who might otherwise never have had the opportunity, to learn to cycle safely.”

Anyone wishing to donate a bicycle should email roadsafetyeducation@bexley.gov.uk or call 0208 303 7777 and ask for the road safety team.

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