EMMAUS MOSSLEY is on the lookout for unwanted bicycles to repair and refurbish for resale in its charity store in Mossley.
Bike Week 2015 runs from 13to 21 June and the charity is calling on residents to donate their unwanted bicycles so they can make use of them again.
Whether it’s a road or mountain bike, kids bike or tandem, Emmaus Mossley can bring them back to life for someone who cannot afford a new bike.
Hazel Hodkinson, Shop Manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “Bikes are one of the most in-demand items at Emmaus Mossley.
“We are always on the hunt for donations of bikes and our lads in the workshop do a great job of servicing them ready for resale.
“If you’ve got an old bike lying unloved in your shed or garage then we can bring it back to life or use the parts to help repair another bike.”
Over half a million people are due to take part in Bike Week, the biggest cycling event in the UK.
National cycling charity, CTC’s Bike Week Coordinator, Jonathan Sharpe said “We know many people ride to work but if they don’t Bike Week is the perfect opportunity to start.”
“With ambitious plans for cycling to become a regular fixture for millions more people, it’s clear that Bike Week has a really important role to play in making us a truly cycling nation.”
Emmaus Mossley supports 24 formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it.
The charity is based at Longlands Mill, Mossley where they sell donated furniture, clothes, books, bikes, household goods and upcycled products.
To support Emmaus Mossley and their campaign to reuse old bikes or to donate an unwanted bike visit www.emmausmossley.org.uk
For more information call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.