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!”
“I really appreciate this bike – it means so much to me. I can now get to and from work faster and it means more time with my son after work. Thank you!Jhammie Peachy
The Bike Project is now closed and we are no longer taking donations or rehoming bikes with new owners.
“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
Call: 07931 018 045