Active Lancashire, together with Northern Heart Films, has unveiled a new film which showcases one of their flagship projects, the Cycle Recycle Scheme.
The short film, which aims to enlighten viewers on how the scheme works as well as showcasing the key benefits, features a real-life example of someone who has attended a workshop, taken home a bike, and the long-lasting impact this has had on their life.
The Cycle Recycle Scheme, established in partnership with Lancashire County Council, forms part of Active Lancashire’s wellbeing offer under the More Positive Together Project. Over time more partners have come on board to support the programme including Lancashire Constabulary.
Old bikes are collected from four waste sites across the County, which are then used to deliver Cycle Recycle Workshops at five local organisations: Cycles Recycled, Cycle Roots, Bike Works, Newground and Cybelé Vélo.
The scheme aims to provide residents in some of the most deprived areas of Lancashire with a recycled bike to help encourage them to become active, whilst also enabling them to access a free mode of transport which could support future employment opportunities.
In addition to benefiting the participant, the scheme also carries a number of other benefits for the wider community and the environment, including saving energy through recycling aluminium and plastic and saving tax payers money through creating job prospects.
Due to the success of the workshops, Active Lancashire is now launching a plea for more bikes to be able to continue in facilitating workshops for those residents who need it the most. Should anyone have any unwanted bikes around the home, they are asked to please click here and complete the ‘Donate a bike’ form.
Alternatively, if you are an organisation who would like to find out more about the scheme, please contact Calum: [email protected]