Exciting times for the Lichfield Re:Cycle project that helps people to try cycling and to make it a sustainable and enjoyable part of their lives. The project volunteers have been working from their own homes and gardens during the year to turn donated bikes into free long term loan bikes for the community.
Working with Sherratts Wood CIC at Minster Hall off Dam Street, the project now has access to a city centre workshop space, where people can visit to find out more about the services the project offers. On site there will also be a cycle friendly coffee shop and they hope that in 2016, by working with the cycling community and independent cycle businesses in Lichfield they can help to promote this form of transport for the health, wellbeing and many other benefits it can bring.
Lichfield Re:Cycle works with people who would otherwise find it difficult to afford to buy a bike or who lack the confidence to ride one. They offer free skill sharing demonstrations and advice on all cycling matters. They also run social rides and offer route planning advice.
This Saturday (5th December, between 2 and 4pm) the workshop will be open for the first time. Come along and help them to choose a name for it! More details on the events can be found on the groups Facebook page and on their website.