Aspire Bike

TOWN COUNCIL PURCHASES BIKE FROM LOCAL CHARITY TO AID REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT

Ryde Town Council has purchased a reconditioned bike from Aspire as part of its drive to become increasingly environmentally aware and to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint.

The bike will be used by facilities staff throughout the year for short journeys throughout the town. There are times when the council need to use a van to transport goods and deliveries, but the bike offers a genuine alternative at other times and could be the first of many if the pilot programme proves successful.

Mayor Michael Lilley has said:

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“This is a fantastic initiative to help the environment and to support a wonderful local charity. Aspire do outstanding work and their refurbished bike project is one that we are thrilled to support.”

Shay Dixon of Ryde Town Council is one of the team who will be using the bike:

“With COP26 recently ending and Ryde hosting a stage of the cycling Tour of Britain next year this is the perfect time to be looking for sustainable transportation. Getting from allotment to allotment on this bike is excellent for getting fresh air and exercise as well as a great step in protecting the environment.”

Trevor Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire, has said:

“We are really pleased to supply a reconditioned bike to Ryde Town Council. Our bike project and the great volunteers involved show how it’s possible to reinvigorate unwanted items, share our expertise and even raise funds for other initiatives that benefit our community. We are always looking for unwanted bikes that can be put to good use by our experienced technicians and with Christmas just around the corner it’s a great time to donate so that someone else can benefit.”

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Honesty
Honesty
12 days ago

Nothing new here. Ryde has always had a ‘town bike’. Powered not by battery but in my experience a few Vodkas.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Honesty
12 days ago

We can but bow to your experience.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
12 days ago

… and nobody thought of using a bike before?

Rough Justice
Rough Justice
12 days ago

Well, best of luck to anyone using this heap of junk to negotiate Rydes hills. Looking at the picture, that is one cheap, nasty and extremely heavy “bicycle shaped object “!

Yep
Yep
Reply to  Rough Justice
12 days ago

Lol. Might keep someone fit though, working twice as hard on the junk.

Stillhere
Stillhere
12 days ago

We trust that the riders will be fully aware of the Highway Code and will not be riding in the pedestrian zone, along the footways or along one way streets in the wrong direction, unlike a large number of cyclists in Ryde.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
12 days ago

wasting our money on this – jeez – they won’t use it in the rain, they won’t use it in the dark and it will be a token gesture, when others are around only – to make them look green.

try walking – it is free and wouldn’t cost us taxpayers anything -unless you are claiming for shoe leather.

Maggie
Maggie
12 days ago

How Absolutely Pathetic

truthouts
truthouts
12 days ago

Virtue signalling at its finest.

lucas
lucas
12 days ago

You lot want to do something for the enviroment? Easy, block a few housing estates from being thrown up, that might impress people rather than laughable virtue signalling.

ian johnson
ian johnson
12 days ago

I didn’t know that today was April 1st !!

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
12 days ago

I do hope it came with a tyre repair kit and pump.
Hope the town council insurance providers have been notified as well.

Fed up islander
Fed up islander
11 days ago

Why is this news ? Photo opportunity ??

Rog
Rog
11 days ago

How long before it gets nicked in Ryde

Rough Justice
Rough Justice
Reply to  Rog
11 days ago

Although anyone who steals it will soon realise what a pile of poo they’ve got!

 

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