Recycled bikes find new homes in South Gloucestershire this Christmas
Every year 15 million bicycles are thrown away and end up in landfill. But this Christmas some of those bikes have been saved and are instead being upcycled and presented to young and vulnerable people living in South Gloucestershire.
It’s thanks to a collaboration between active travel project, Travelwest, South Gloucestershire Council, SUEZ Waste Management, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Creative Youth Network and education provider, Circomedia.
The unwanted bikes are salvaged and restored, then matched with young people to help get them on the road to education, work, or for leisure.
This December, a team from South Gloucestershire Council delivered the 13 recycled bikes to their new owners and Matthew (pictured) was one of the happy recipients.