Grab Yourself a Free Bike for Christmas!
On Saturday 8th December, the Walton Bike Project is inviting local people to find out how they can get involved in the project and, to mark the occasion, they are giving away free children’s bikes on a first come, first served basis!
From the project’s inception, Walton Charity has supported Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership’s Walton Bike Project, providing a Community Grant of £45,000 over a three year period.
The Walton Bike Project was established in 2016 to upcycle donated bikes and provides training to local young people and job seekers. These good quality second hand bikes are then sold to the local community at affordable prices, with the income being reinvested in order to sustain the project. The project is located at the back of Stagecoach Performing Arts School, in the Youth Centre in Elm Grove, Hersham Road.
During the two years that the project has been located in Walton, over 3,000 donated bikes have been refurbished. The project has also provided over 300 job seekers and young people with training in cycle maintenance skills, with accredited qualifications.