Free bicycle stands offer to encourage green travel in Sheffield

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MORE than 100 bike stands have been installed at Sheffield businesses, charities, surgeries, pubs, cafes, shops, offices and places of worship.

The facilities have been provided with funding under the Park That Bike scheme, run by Sheffield Council on behalf of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Owners of premises can apply for funding to pay for up to two stands per application.

Sarah Coates, secretary of Lynwood Gardens, in Broomhall, said: “We often have staff and visitors arriving on their bikes and we wanted to provide secure parking and to support environmentally-friendly forms of travel.

“We had two stands provided free of charge and they are in regular use.”

John Wyke, owner of The Old Horns Inn at Bradfield, which has also installed cycle racks through the scheme, added: “We took up the offer of having two stands because we wanted to welcome cyclists. We have fitted the stands in the car park close to the main door.”

Other beneficiaries of the scheme have included Manor Training and Resource Centre and Walkley Community Centre.

Visit Park that Bike or call 01594 564 344 for details on how to apply.