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Bike bank to open on Barnsley

Wednesday June 8 2016

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project

BARNSLEY KIDS will get the opportunity to rent bikes for free thanks to a new bike station that will open in town.

Launched as a legacy of the Tour de France, the  Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project aims to give every child in Yorkshire access to a bike.

The project sees unwanted bikes donated at one of the county’s 42 donation stations, where they are then fixed up and available to hire free of charge.

According to the initiative's website, Barnsley's new bike station will be opening soon at the Shaw Lane Sports Club.

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Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday June 9 2016 at 03:59
Please remove the bicycles from the train station taking up space on the station platform, and give them to this cause. The bicycles at the station are available to rent to the public and nobody rents them as the pricing is insane.

It costs more to rent a bicycle per day than to travel by bus, and the weekly cost is more than a 2nd hand bicycle can be bought for. Also there are limitations on what you can do with the 'rentable' bicycles, as they have to be returned.

If they are given to this cause, somebody might actually cycle on one.

Boris bicycles up North? Only if they are free to use!

ipso Regulated