Free collection service of unwanted and pre-loved bicycles launches in Exmouth

Old and unwanted bicycles in Exmouth can be donated for reuse through a new free collection service launched this week.

Exmouth Town Council has teamed up with Exeter-based charity, Ride On, a project that recycles pre-loved bikes to donate and loan to community groups.

Second-hand cycles are also sold to raise funds for the Ride On cause.

Working in partnership with Transition Exmouth, the town council has arranged to collect unwanted local bicycles for reuse.

The town council began accepting donations of unwanted bikes from April 1.

Councillor Steve Gazzard, town council chairmain, said: “Exmouth Town Council is always looking at ways to help make Exmouth greener and be more environmentally-conscience to help combat climate change, so I am pleased to announce this initiative with Ride On.

“This free service is a great way to encourage the recycling and reusing of bikes.

“I hope the residents will take full advantage of this initiative to help save bikes from going to waste.”

He said the town council regularly works with groups to help benefit the climate and environment.

Ride On, in Haven Road, on Exeter Quay, refurbishes the donated bikes so they can be reused, or sold at affordable prices.

A Ride On spokesperson said the project was ‘grateful’ to the town council for providing a collection for donated bikes.

They said: “We look forward to working with them to get more people on bikes and tackle the climate emergency together.”

To arrange a bike collection, call the town council reception on 01395 276167 or email reception@exmouth.gov.uk

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