New bike library scheme in Pocklington aims to help residents become more active

A new scheme aimed at getting people on their bikes has launched in Pocklington.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 2:00 pm
The first bike library was held last Thursday at Pocklington Rugby Club.

Active Towns, Pocklington Rugby in The Community (PRITC) and R-evolution, have started a new bike library.

It is hoped the scheme will encourage and support communities and residents to become more physically, mentally and socially active in Pocklington, Market Weighton, Goole and Howden.

People can loan bicycles for a short period of time to see if this is an activity they would like to get involved in again.

The bike library also offers cycle accessories (i.e helmets, high vis jackets, locks etc) and enables access to bicycles maintenance workshops, all free of charge.

The idea of bike libraries is to make bicycles and cycling more accessible and available to local people in their local community.

The first bike library was held last Thursday at Pocklington Rugby Club.

The library will return to the rugby club over the next two months. Any local resident is welcome to pop down and speak to staff who will be on hand to assist.

Andy Bowden at PRITC said: “PRITC and Pocklington Rugby Club are pleased to be supporting the ERYC Active Towns team and their free bike library located at the rugby club. We hope the facility will encourage increased activity within the town and surrounding areas.

“We continue to work with the Active Towns team on other initiatives and greatly value their continued support.”

Future library dates are: Thursday, June 10, Thursday, June 24, Saturday, June 26, Thursday, July 8, Sunday, July 11 and Thursday, July 22.

To book a bike ring 01482 844422 and make an advanced booking, or just turn up on the day. However, bikes will be subject to availability.

Visit www.activetowns.co.uk or https://www.pockritc.com/bikes or email [email protected] for further information.