Bike Back Derby, Life Cycle's innovative bicycle recycling project, has ridden to the rescue of a schoolboy whose new bike was stolen - just six days after he bought it.
Ashley Ames was devestated when the Diamondback mountainbike he spent months saving up for was stolen from his shed. After hearing of the theft in the Derby Telegraphy, Jon Hughes, project manager at Bike Back Derby, got in touch with Ashley to offer him one of the project's good quality refurbished bikes as a replacement. Read the full story here.
Bike Back Derby refurbishes hundreds of unwanted, unused and unloved bicycles a year, working with prisoners at HMP Stocken to get them back into full working order. The refurbished bicycles are then sold on at affordable prices to local people on low incomes.
If you would are interested in purchasing an affordable refurbished bike from the project - simply click here.
If you have an unwanted bicycle you no longer use, do consider donating it!