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 people to cycle. The charity also trains people in bike repair, with the aim of helping them gain employment.
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 Tour de Yorkshire 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 people to fix their own. Through life-coaching, we help our trainees plan for the future and hopefully gain employment.
“So it’s a win-win. People gain skills which help them get into work, and their hard work helps provide affordable bikes for people 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 people 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 people 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.
Hull City Council is committed to Hull becoming a cycling city.
Councillor Daren Hale, the portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “The council has the ambition to make Hull 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.”
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.