06th September 2016

VIRGIN TRAINS DONATION OF BIKES

 

Virgin Trains have donated 37 bikes to Cyrenians that members of the public had abandoned at the stations which had been stored in lost property.  They are in varying conditions from nearly new to in need of some repairs. 

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We have decided to sell the ones in good condition to raise funds. For the ones in not so good condition we have set up a 'bike repair project' where clients and volunteers clean up/fix the bikes to either sell or use themselves to get to appointments or volunteer sessions.  This has been a great success.

A couple of the bikes are being used by staff for hostel visits, which saves on petrol costs.

A safety checklist is carried out on all bikes before they are used or sold.  We have raised over £500 so far.

Please email DonatedGoods@coventrycyrenians.org if you are interested in buying a bike.