Local charity to sell refurbed bikes at Tour of Britain finish line

September 09 2014

AS the Tour of Britain prepares to visit Bristol tomorrow, local charity Life Cycle UK is gearing up to sell refurbished bikes at the event's finish line.

AS the Tour of Britain prepares to visit Bristol tomorrow, local charity Life Cycle UK is gearing up to sell refurbished bikes at the event's finish line. 

There will be a wide range of bikes on offer, all serviced, refurbished and guaranteed for 30 days. Prices start from just £80.

Life Cycle UK will be at the finish area in Circular Road, The Downs from 11am – 3:30pm. 

The sale is part of the Lottery funded ‘Bike Back’ scheme, which takes donations of unwanted bikes and teaches prisoners to refurbish them so they are suitable for the road.

The fixed bikes are sold at affordable prices with the aim of helping more people on low incomes to cycle; with all funds raised going straight back into the scheme.

With thousands of cycling enthusiasts set to hit town for the event, Life Cycle is also encouraging people to donate any unused or unwanted bicycles.

Poppy Brett, Life Cycle’s chief executive, commented: “The Tour of Britain visiting Bristol offers a real boost to the profile of cycling in the city, but amongst the famous names and glitz, it’s important that people remember cycling is an affordable, accessible and everyday activity.

"Our refurbished bike sale offers non-cyclists the cheapest possible way to get a bike and start enjoying the benefits of cycling.”

For more about Life Cycle information, visit: www.lifecycleuk.org.uk