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Project leader Gregg Pearson accepting the bikes from MAA Bryn Martin

CHF help local charity

Published: 10 Sep 2013

Hope2Cycle is a charitable community partnership promoting cycling, recycling, health and wellbeing in the beautiful area of North Dorset and beyond. It has a fantastically dedicated team of skilled and trained volunteers.
For 2 years, personnel from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) have taken time out to rescue abandoned bicycles from their base at RNAS Yeovilton for refurbishment at Hope2cycle. The re-cycling team at Hope2 Cycle include people that are socially excluded or recovering from health related problems. The Charity enables them to be employed in a work setting and also offers work experience and volunteering opportunities.

This year the CHF team, lead by Head of Royal Navy Police Bryn Martin rounded up and donated over 40 bikes to the charity said, “We believe it is extremely important to support our local community and this particular charity has been identified as a deserving cause.” Adding, “Hope2Cycle, was originally set up in Sherborne approximately 3 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 Sherborn project the charity now has workshops in Shaftesbury and Bournemouth.”
On receiving the bikes project leader ex serviceman Mr Gregg Pearson said “These bicycles will be a great help to our charity. After a month of very good sales they will help replenish stock and provide us with lots of spares to repair some of our other bikes. Re-conditioned bikes can be seen on our website at and there are some fantastic bargains to be had. We also provide cycle hire and maintenance training.”


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