Thursday, September 29, 2022

Recycle your bicycle

A BICYCLE recycling scheme is crying out for more old bikes to return to a useful life.

2G Cycles is run by the Thurrock Re-Use Partnership (TRUP) and it is calling for people to give them their old and unwanted two-wheeled machines.

Over the next few months anyone who donates a bike will get a 20 per cent discount voucher off a newly refurbished one.

The 2G Cycle scheme is being funded as part of Thurrock Council’s successful bid for funding from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund and is part of Travel Thurrock.

David Lawrence TRUP’s manager said: “The bikes are reconditioned and re-sold at affordable prices.

“Any bike, so long as it has all the basic parts, will be taken in by our team of volunteers and will be worked on to bring it back to life.

“The scheme, which has been running since September, has been so successful we have run out of bikes to work on ― we really need more, the success of the scheme depends upon it.”

If you would like to to donate an old bicycle, simply drop it off at TRUP’s showroom at the old Bata Shoe Factory in Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8RH between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Saturday.

Alternatively, residents can arrange for a collection by calling TRUP on 01375 846702 or e-mailing 2Gcycles@TRUP.org.uk

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