Tuesday, 14 October 2008

"On track to get all his colleagues cycling"

From today's Guardian...

"The idea for a college bicycle library was to collect bikes in any condition, do them up and lend them to students and staff who needed a bike to get around"

"Once I got the go-ahead from the college, I set about acquiring some bikes. We got our first from a guy at Street Scene, where the city's street cleaning machines are stored. We asked him to look out for bikes for us. Our next lot were donated by the Campaign Against Climate Change and the Bicycle Recycling Initiative Manchester. We've been offered some from the local police station and more are coming in from staff all the time. We've now got 23."

(Appropriate, in the current financial crisis, that they called it a bicycle library, rather than a bicycle bank)

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