Could You Be A Ride On Champion?

At Ride On we’re looking for local ‘Champions’ to spread the word about our charity and help us collect more donated bikes in Exeter by creating official city-wide drop-off points. Ride On is a bike recycling charity. We refurbish second-hand bikes and get them back on the road – 600 bikes were renovated in 2018! Bicycle donors come from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life, including an ex-England and Spurs professional footballer and the Treasurer of a local Cycling Club, both of whom live in the Lympstone area where Steve Morgan, Ride On Treasurer, is a Champion.

According to Steve, donors are usually people that:
• are decluttering their garden shed or garage
• have children who have outgrown their bikes
• have bought an electric bike
• don’t want the hassle of taking a bike to the tip, or advertising on Gumtree or Facebook.

“The bikes range widely in quality,” says Steve. “Some are only fit for extraction of parts or as scrap; others need only a little refurbishment before being advertised for sale by Ride On.”

The Lympstone, Woodbury and Exmouth areas are showing fantastic support for Ride On, having donated nearly 100 bikes following adverts in the Lympstone Herald, Woodbury News and Exmouth Journal. We currently have bike drop-off points in Drewsteignton, Topsham, Wonford and St Loyes and just need to repeat this success with points in the following Exeter wards: Alphington, Duryard & St James, Exwick, Heavitree, Mincinglake & Whipton, Newtown & St Leonards, Pennsylvania, Pinhoe, St David’s and St Thomas. Get in touch if you can help.

Or if you have a bike you no longer need why not donate it? To talk to us about being a Champion or to drop off a bike at Ride On come down to 61 Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP. Tel: 07544314749. Email:
[email protected]

By Louise Clarke