Thank you Bike Back Derby!

10:40 am


Bike Back Derby is passionate about helping more people to start cycling and as well as our affordable bike sales, sometimes we are able to help other community organisations to access refurbished bikes.

The Enthusiasm Youth Trust works with young people from deprived areas of Derby to divert them from crime, build their self-esteem and help them realise their potential. Bike Back Derby was asked if there was any old equipment we could donate to help the Trust’s work – luckily, we’d just completely refurbished a pair of BMX bikes at our workshop, so were more than happy to pass them on to some happy new owners.

Ben Melling, Senior Youth worker, said:

“On behalf of Enthusiasm, we would like to thank you for your generous offer of BMX’s. This generous gift does not only enable young people to enjoy the biking facilities offered around the community, but enables them to explore completely new sports that may not be open to them in everyday life. Not only will Enthusiasm benefit from the donations, but other smaller organisations that work in community partnerships will have access to the BMX’s too. Once again, many thanks to you and your team”.

Jon Hughes, Bike Back Derby Project Manager, said:

“When I heard about the project and all the amazing work that Enthusiasm were doing in the community, I knew that Life Cycle had to help however we could. Seeing the smiling faces of the young people when they took delivery of the donated bikes was fantastic – I know they’re going to get well used”.