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Cycling projects receive grant boost

PUBLISHED: 10:20 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:20 24 October 2014

Volunteer Chris Rixon fixing a bike as part of a local organisation take recycled bikes from the Gascoigne Estate, modify them back to working standard and then offer them out to local people and business at much-reduced rates.

Volunteer Chris Rixon fixing a bike as part of a local organisation take recycled bikes from the Gascoigne Estate, modify them back to working standard and then offer them out to local people and business at much-reduced rates.

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Cycling in the borough is set to get a boost as two projects have been awarded grants from the Community Cycling Fund for London.

Trailnet’s ReSpoke Community Bike Exchange and Cycle 4 All’s family inclusive cycling project are both set to receive a cash boost of up to £5,000.

They are among 16 community projects across the capital to receive the funding, which is paid for by Transport for London.

Aurora Trujillo, grants officer for London Cycling Campaign, which administers the money, said: “Every year the CCFL fund enables community cycling projects to get off the ground and deliver a variety of cycling activities.

“Working with groups that face specific barriers to cycling is key to making it an activity that is accessible to all Londoners.”

The bike exchange operates from the Gascoigne Estate and enables cyclists to benefit from low cost repairs, maintenance sessions and bike building courses, as well as the sale of refurbished bikes.

Cycle 4 All is an inclusive cycling club based at Mayesbrook Park and offers a range of bikes including tandems and hand cycles.

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