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SOFA Donates MeCycle Bikes to the National Trust

Posted on 21st May 2019

Formby Point benefits from a donation of refurbished cycles ...

A donation of MeCycle bikes from the Southport and Formby National Trust Association (SOFA) has enabled National Trust staff at Formby Point to improve the level of safety and security across the site at Formby Point. 

The Association purchased four quality refurbished mountain bikes for use at the Formby Point site from MeCycle Café & Bike Workshop in Ainsdale, a social enterprise run by charity Autism Initiatives which helps autistic young people gain skills for life and work.

Justin Matthews, National Trust Area Ranger in thanking SOFA and Mecycle said: “The mountain bikes enable volunteers and staff to maintain contact and surveillance across the property and enable a quick response to any incidents, especially in areas where access may be difficult.”

At MeCycle new and refurbished bikes and workshop services are available in the combined café and bike shop.  Buying pre-loved cycles has loads of advantages especially for those who care about the environment and protecting our natural resources

Vicky Jones Manager of MeCycle explained: “We all know that cycling is a healthy choice, but it can also be a positive environmental and social choice too.  Whether you call them ‘pre-loved’, or even ‘new to me’ choosing to buy a refurbished bike can save you money and help combat climate change as recycling means there’s one less bike in landfill and one less bike being manufactured too.”

Frank Hyland, Chairman of the local Nation Trust Association explained: ‘We welcome the opportunity to link with MeCycle in helping the development of our local National Trust site.  All money raised by SOFA is donated to local Trust projects.”

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