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Cycling champs join bike library project

Gold-medal Paralympian Hannah Cockroft visits the bike library project.
Gold-medal Paralympian Hannah Cockroft visits the bike library project.

The award-winning Yorkshire Bank Bike Library project has raised the bar once again.

Gold-medal Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE and current Junior Time Trial World Champion Tom Pidcock have now joined the project as ambassadors.

The successful bike scheme, which operates a library from the Bridlington All Ride site at the Foreshores Office, aims to make sure every child in Yorkshire has access to a bike, free of charge.

Hannah said: “It’s fantastic to see such an innovative and active facility in my own community and I really enjoyed visiting the bike library, meeting the people who work on the scheme and finding out more how it benefits local children. I encourage everyone to make full use of these bike libraries.”

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “I’m delighted we have two more sporting stars giving their backing to the Yorkshire Bank Bike Library project.

“Both Hannah and Tom are proud of their Yorkshire roots and I’m sure they were delighted to see for themselves the benefit these bike libraries offer to communities – and how the public get behind the project by donating their old bikes. It’s such a heart-warming project and I’m proud to have Hannah and Tom on board.”

Since it launched just three years ago, the Yorkshire Bank Bike Library project has gone from strength to strength and there are now 49 libraries across the county.

So far, over 5,500 bikes have been donated by the kind-hearted people of Yorkshire.