Lancing Community Bicycle Project set to get new home

W23044H11 BIKE PROJECT PIC S.G. 03.06.2011  Lancing Bike Project James Agozzino and Justin Fixie W23044h11

W23044H11 BIKE PROJECT PIC S.G. 03.06.2011 Lancing Bike Project James Agozzino and Justin Fixie W23044h11

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A “TO DIE FOR” community project aimed at encouraging young and old to repair their bikes is set to have a new home.

Lancing Community Bicycle Project has been designed so that people can learn how to mend their bike rather than throwing it away.

The scheme also runs a bike library where children who have outgrown their bike can swap it for a bigger one.

Now, the free project has got a new home, thanks to Lancing Parish Council, which is lending the scheme the use of one of its large storage facilities at Monks Recreation Ground.

The project is the brainchild of Lancing resident Adam Horton, who started the initiative at the beginning of the year.

Adam, 42, of South Street, explained: “It is a cashless project where people can bring their bikes down, we provide the parts and tools and we tell them how to fix their bike.”

Adam said the most common reasons for people not using their bike was due to a puncture or failing brakes – something easily remedied.

He added he was overjoyed by the new facility, describing the new home as “perfect”.

Lancing Community Bicycle Project is open Saturdays and various days in the week and also now arranges group bike rides.

To find out more, visit Lancing Community Bicycle Project Facebook page or email adamhorton@hotmail.co.uk

For the full story see the Lancing Herald, out today (Thursday, June 9).