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Funding for Brighton bike ‘banks’

The Argus: Funding for bike ‘banks’ Funding for bike ‘banks’

A plan to create ‘banks’ for unwanted bicycles to be collected for refurbishment has won £1,000 funding from an ideas competition.

The Brighton Bike Hub wants to set up spaces in the city where bikes can be securely left, to be collected for refurbishment and re-use to reduce abandonment and increase the supply.

The hub is currently based in a workshop at the Old Market in Circus Street, Brighton, on Thursdays and Saturdays between 11am and 5pm and will shortly be opening a shop in Lewes Road.

The not-for-profit project is run by regeneration charity Groundwork, with all proceeds invested in the local community and cycling in Brighton and Hove.

For more information visit brightonbikehub.org.

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12:08am Wed 2 Apr 14

Poem58 says...

In these recessionary times anything of value that can be stolen will be. How sad it is to walk through our streets and have to witness bike after bike still chained up but un-rideable owing to having had parts half-inched.

The thieves must make pennies on each seat or wheel they nick, but times are hard, and these people must be desperate - oh, how low has this country sunk.

On a more positive note The Brighton Bike Hub sounds like a marvelous idea.. good luck to them.
In these recessionary times anything of value that can be stolen will be. How sad it is to walk through our streets and have to witness bike after bike still chained up but un-rideable owing to having had parts half-inched. The thieves must make pennies on each seat or wheel they nick, but times are hard, and these people must be desperate - oh, how low has this country sunk. On a more positive note The Brighton Bike Hub sounds like a marvelous idea.. good luck to them. Poem58
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