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Cycle Enfield second-hand bike sale gets into gear

Published Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Merryhills Primary School has played host to a very special second-hand sale, which gives children the chance to buy fantastic bikes at a reasonable price and get into the cycling habit.

bike market Run by Enfield Council and company ‘Peddle my Wheels’, as part of the borough’s Cycle Enfield scheme, it allows local schools to host second-hand bike sales for pupils and parents.

Parents drop off the children’s and adult’s bikes they want to sell in the morning, which are then checked by a bike mechanic to make sure that they are safe before a sale is held in the afternoon after lessons.

Five more sales are planned in Enfield including Alma and Firs Farm Primary Schools.

Cycle Enfield also have a £10 Cycle Loan Scheme, which also helps to make cycling more accessible in the borough.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “This is a fantastic scheme. It not only allows parents and children to buy second-hand bikes at a fraction of the cost of new cycles, but it’s also great for parents who want to declutter and get rid of their outgrown or unwanted bicycles.

“Cycling offers numerous health and environmental benefits and Enfield Council are always exploring different and easier ways for our community to get hold of bikes and to get cycling. The second-hand bike scheme is a real boon for families on a limited budget and, if it proves successful, we may roll it out to even more schools.”

Cycle Enfield will be running several children’s group cycle training sessions this half term from Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 February 2016.  The courses are available for different levels of cycling and include beginners, off road and on road training. For more details please visit www.cycleenfield.co.uk

Cycle Enfield is a £42m scheme, funded by the Mayor of London with the aim of transforming cycling in outer London boroughs.

This significant funding for Cycle Enfield will mean that we can start making the cycling environment much more attractive, enabling more people to choose cycling for local journeys.

This will take cars off our congested roads, help keep people in Enfield healthy, and facilitate smoother journeys for the whole of the community.


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