Taunton & West Somerset Bike Appeal

Fantastic Response to Taunton & West Somerset Bike Appeal

Somerset charity CCS (The Community Council for Somerset) would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to people in Somerset who have donated their second-hand bikes to help get Taunton & West Somerset moving again. The initiative is being funded by the Somerset West & Taunton and Hinkley Point C Community Fund.

We have now had over 100 bikes donated, refurbished and rehomed in the community helping people get to work and education.

The bikes are being lovingly refurbished by local expert mechanic, Mark Gibbs, from Exmoor Bike Repair

The first person to benefit from the scheme said:

“What with the struggle and price of finding a bike lately, I began to think I wouldn’t be able to get to work. I work long hours and walking to work would have left me no time for my family. Thanks to the person who donated this bike and everyone who was involved, I not only can get to work but have a very decent bike to ride. A massive thank you to everyone who made this possible for me!”

“Thank you very much, this now means the whole family can go out on bike rides together, we are very happy thank you very much” Andrew and Libby.

Donate a Bike

Please get in touch with CCS Village Agent Izzy with your name and phone number and a brief description of the bike to arrange for a free collection.

What we are looking for:

  • Adult bikes
  • In fairly good condition (ready to ride but need some TLC)
  • With two wheels, pedals and handlebars.

Need a bike

Get in touch with CCS Village Agent Izzy with your name, contact details and she can look to find you a set of wheels.

“Thank you to the people of Somerset for this incredible show of support and generosity. Having a bike can help people get back into work or education, save them money and allow them to travel safely, especially during these times of social distancing.”

Izzy Silvester, CCS Village Agent for West Somerset

Izzy CCS Agent

Email: izzy@somersetrcc.org.uk

Call: 07931 018 045

For anyone in a transport crisis, Izzy also works as the CCS West Somerset Transport Agent ready to help people who are struggling due to a lack of transport in the area.

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