Donate a bike to help young people

Riding to Success is a new scheme to provide young people with skills and bikes which could help them find work and training.

Salford City Council is asking residents to donate any type of adult bike which can easily be repaired.

Young people aged 16 to 24 will be trained to repair and maintain the bikes, giving them a new skill for life which could also help them find work and will be able to keep the bike after the course.

Any extra bikes will be gifted to other young people, particularly young carers and those in local authority care to help them cycle to work or training.

With job vacancies falling, unemployment rising and apprenticeship opportunities down 80 per cent nationally because of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salford City Council is working with Access Sport, Nationwide Cycling Academy, BikeRight! and Cycle Confident to provide the community-based bike maintenance courses.

Donated bikes will be collected free by appointment from homes or businesses in the city between Monday 13 July and Friday 14 August.  

Anyone who has a bike to donate can contact jordi.matthews@salford.gov.uk to arrange collection.

Riding to success

Salford City Council is working with Access Sport, Nationwide Cycling Academy, BikeRight! and Cycle Confident to help young people to develop skills in bike building, bike maintenance and cycle training. We have three courses taking place in community settings over the summer starting in July. See below for more information:

  • 12 places available (on each course)
  • Free for 16 to 18 year olds not in education, employment or training
  • Six week course (two days per week)
  • Lunch provided
  • Chance to keep the bike you work on
  • £30 gift voucher each week (based on full attendance)

Three locations to choose from:

Peel Park Pavilion – Little Hulton

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Starting on Tuesday 21 July

Albert Park – Broughton

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Starting on Wednesday 29 July

BikeRight! – Exchange Quay

  • Wednesday and Thursdays
  • Starting on Wednesday 29 July

To book a place, please email gavin.armstrong@careerconnect.org.uk or call 07814 143869.

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