Appeal For Adapted Bikes

Anyone with an adapted bike they don't use anymore can donate it to a project to get more people moving.

Move More Jersey particularly wants to help people with a disability or frailty, as well as those who can't afford to buy a bike.

It's looking for tricycles, handcycles, quad bikes, two-seater cycles, tandems and wheelchair transporters.

They will go into a new adapted cycling centre at Les Quennevais.

Funding from Ocorian, Enable Jersey and some private sponsors has made the inclusive offering possible.

The money will be used to buy a range of suitable bikes, but Move More Manager Cirsty de Gruchy thinks there are a number of privately-owned ones already in the island that are not being used.

"Adapted bikes are usually very cumbersome, take considerable time to set up and take up a huge amount of storage space, meaning they often aren't used to their full potential.  With the creation of our new adapted cycling centre, we're reaching out to islanders who might be in possession of an adapted bike, which they may be willing to donate to the project.  This will enable more islanders to experience the joys of cycling." 

The donor would have access to all the adapted bikes whenever they wished, and at other times they would be be available to other islanders.

Work on the centre will start as soon as lockdown restrictions allow.

"We want it to be as available as possible when we come out of lockdown  - as a celebration  - so that those people who have not been able to do exercise can get out and enjoying the fresh air."

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