Junglie police re-home abandoned bikes
For the last three years the Commando Helicopter Force Royal Naval Police office have been rescuing abandoned bicycles from around RNAS Yeovilton and donating them to the Hope2Cycle charity.
Hope2Cycle is a charitable community partnership promoting cycling, recycling, health and wellbeing in the beautiful area of North Dorset and beyond. The Charity supports people who are socially excluded or recovering from health related problems in a work setting and are able to offer work experience and volunteering opportunities to them.
The charity was originally set up in Sherborne three years ago. As well as providing valuable work experience and training, they provide an excellent service in bike sales and maintenance. Due to the success of the Sherborne project the charity now has workshops in Shaftesbury and Bournemouth They welcome any cycle donations so that they may be repaired or used as spares to be sold on to support the charity.
MAA Powell, RPO Maguire and RPO Woodhall rounded up and donated 35 bikes this year and these will be a great help to the charity. They will be used to replenish stock and provide spares to repair other bikes.
RPO Oonagh Maguire said “We in CHF feel that it is important to support the community and encourage links with local charities. Hope2Cycle is an excellent and worthwhile beneficiary of these bikes.”
Re-conditioned bikes for sale can be found on the Hope2Cycle website www.hope2cycle.org.uk and they also provide cycle hire and maintenance training.