A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free has been launched in Greater Manchester.
Organisations based or working in the city region can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a grant of up to £5,000 to help set up a community
These libraries will allow people, who might be unable to afford a new bike, to try cycling for free.
The aim is to encourage people to take advantage of the new cycling routes that are currently being implemented across Greater Manchester.
Transport Commissioner, Chris Boardman said: “Around 75 per cent of households in Greater Manchester do not have access to a bike so this is a big barrier to enabling people to get out there and try travelling sustainably.
“Along with our GM cycle hire scheme which will launch later this year, community bike libraries will offer a genuine alternative to daily car trips.
"These local schemes will help us to create a network of free bikes that are either bought or donated and then maintained by volunteers, available for use by everyone.”
Applications for grants can be made up to (5pm) on Friday 9 July by completing an application form and following the guidance provided in the invitation to apply.
You can find the form, documents and more information on the TfGM Active Travel website.
Folk on the forum have wide ranging POVs that lead to some lively discussions and have the freedom to do so. Some though, stretch the boundaries...
The most annoying aspect of this is the dearth of coverage for women's cycling....
Re: British cycling, if you want the freebie, just stop your membership and sign up again. Problem solved....
No - some non-standard cycles and mobility aids would be at risk of tipping (eg trikes), and others would struggle due to length....
So where can I buy a Fly 6 CE, preferably bundled with a front camera too?
I've ridden an older Sculptura and it was both fun and comfy....
You said it - tubeless should be run tubeless.
Meanwhile in crime-free leafy Essex... https://www.heart.co.uk/essex/news/local/westcliff-carjacking-traffic-li...
Oh - no, sorry again - taking us back to the 1920s.