Scheme seeks old bikes to fix

Bike maintenance programme

Bike maintenance programme

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Have you got an old bike which needs fixing?

If so a scheme which is helping equip young people in Blackpool with vital new skills would like to hear from you.

We are currently looking for any unwanted bicycles for young people to fix or recycle parts from

Community interest project UR Potential, which is based on Central Drive in the town, is delivering a bike maintenance programme across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre for young people aged between 13 and 19.

A spokesman said: “Youth groups will learn how to recycle bikes, repair old bikes and learn how to do basic repairs such as repair a puncture, wheels, brakes and their components.

“We are currently looking for any unwanted bicycles for young people to fix or recycle parts from.

“They can be in any condition.”

Following the successful completion of the programme, the participants will gain an AQA qualification in bike maintenance and gain their bike ability certificate.

Anyone who is interested in donating a bicycle to the scheme, or getting involved in volunteering on the project, is asked to contact Louise Harrison by calling the office on 01253 344398 or mobile 07453 959567.

Alternatively people can bring their unwanted bikes to the UR Potential office at 296 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5JW.

UR Potential offers training, research and consultancy, direct delivery of youth work and volunteering.