To celebrate 3000 bicycles being saved since the charity was formed in 2011, Ride On will be giving away one bicycle each month to a person nominated by a local charity or educational institution.
Ride On’s new free bicycle scheme is supported by Exeter City Council and Saddles & Paddles, the bike shop that also hires out bikes, canoes and kayaks at the Quay.
Exeter City Council Leader Phil Bialyk said: “The Council wholeheartedly supports the work of this excellent charity, and we wish it every continued success in the future.”
“It is great news to be able to celebrate the 3,000th bicycle being brought into use and the launch of the free bike scheme.Cycling very much fits with the Council’s key priorities of encouraging people to be fit and active, reducing congestion, improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions.”
“As a keen cyclist myself, the benefits both personally and to the wider city are obvious. I strongly support any initiative which increases the opportunity for people to gain access to a good bike at an affordable price, encouraging them to use the best form of transport for getting around our city.”
Heather Baker, Saddles & Paddles owner said: “we are thrilled to support Ride On with their bike give-away programme, by donating a D-lock and helmet for the recipient of each bike. As an independent bike shop, we’re keen to do what we can to support great initiatives like this to enable more people to cycle.”
To propose someone for a free bicycle complete the form below and send it to [email protected]
Please note that we can only give away one bicycle a month. If we receive more applications than this we will try our hardest to get everyone a bike, but this might not always be possible.