Get On Your Bike At Hull’s Trinity Market This Summer

Get On Your Bike At Hull's Trinity Market This Summer
Get On Your Bike At ’s Trinity Market This Summer

A bike charity that aims to make cycling more affordable will be in Trinity Market this summer to support and promote cycling in the city.

R-evolution is a local charity committed to encouraging more to cycle. The charity also trains in bike repair, with the aim of helping them gain .

The charity will be in the market on various dates in August selling refurbished bikes, carrying out repairs and promoting cycling.

John Marshall, CEO of R-evolution, said: “Cycling has really taken off over the past few years with the and the rise of British Cycle racing. In addition, it provides good exercise and helps to create a cleaner environment.

“At our workshop, we receive donated bikes and use them to train to fix their own. Through life-coaching, we help our trainees plan for the future and hopefully gain .

“So it’s a win-win. gain skills which help them get into work, and their hard work helps provide affordable bikes for to ride.”

R-evolution will be at Trinity Market on August 7, 17, 21 and 24.

Lucy Lines, Trinity Market manager, said: “The market is a vibrant space and over the summer we have lots of different events and pop-ups taking place. R-evolution does fantastic work promoting cycling and helping find work, so I’m delighted that they will be in the market next month.”

R-evolution will also be offering mechanical advice and providing free safety checks for anyone that wishes to bring their bike along.

On August 7 and 24, there will be two bike surgeries where will have the opportunity to learn how to fix bikes. These will last half an hour and will be at 10am and 2.30pm each day.

Council is committed to becoming a cycling city.

Councillor Daren Hale, the portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said:  “The council has the ambition to make a cycling city, and this is why we are investing £2m in the cycle routes and infrastructure over the next two years.

“We recognise that by creating a public environment which encourages cycling will not only improve the health and wellbeing of our residents but also help to reduce congestion on our roads.”

Council is currently in the process of developing a Local Cycling and Walking Investment Plan (LCWIP) in line with recommendations from the .

The authority is also in the midst of planning a cycling strategy which will consider existing and future potential for cycling, the key strategic routes and areas where further investment is required.

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