Bicycles get a makeover

Ashington's WATBike centre.
Ashington's WATBike centre.
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A community cycle scheme has hundreds of bikes for sale since moving to new premises.

Ashington bike scheme WATBike has recycled hundreds since it moved to Wansbeck Workspace last year to enable expansion of both the transport and the cycling aspects of the project.

Since moving over to Ashington, volunteers have been refurbishing donated bikes for sale.

Cycle manager Colin Hall said: “The guys have been working really hard on bringing bikes of all sizes back into use – every bike we have brought back to life is fully serviced and ready to go.

“We can now offer the bikes at very reasonable prices, giving local people the opportunity to travel to work or school in a fun, healthy and cost effective way.”

The bike recycling centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 3pm, and 1pm on Saturday.

Contact Colin on (01670) 522999 for further details.