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Get a one of a kind Christmas present with an upcycled bicycle

Families that are struggling to afford Christmas in Lancashire are being encouraged to “upcycle a cycle” this festive season.

Newground, part of Together Housing Group, is running a series of workshops where parents and grandparents will not only leave with a new set of skills but also take home a bike for free. The workshops are open to those who are over 18 and are currently unemployed.

The workshops, which are being supported by Active Lancashire and the European Social Fund, will take place on:

  • Tuesday 17th Dec 10-11:30am Hodge House Community Centre, Regent Street, Nelson, BB9 8LJ.
  • Wednesday 18th Dec 10-12pm Shadsworth Hub, Rothesay Road, Blackburn, BB1 2ES.
  • Thursday 19th 10-12pm Stubbylee Annexe, Bacup.
  • Friday 20th Dec 10-12pm Offshoots, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ.

James Kenyon, Newground’s Active Spaces Officer, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but for many families it can be very stressful too. Many parents will be frantically trying to find and afford all the latest gadgets.


“Luckily a bike is a staple Christmas gift that never goes out of style. The whole family can enjoy cycling together or parents can enjoy teaching their child how to ride a bike. A bike is a gift that keeps on giving.


“By attending these workshops not only will you take home a free bike but you’ll leave with the skills to be able to maintain your child’s bike yourself, avoiding costly repairs in future. And what could be a more personal gift than something you have restored yourself?”


Book your free place here.

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