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Stolen bikes given to Brent schoolkids to encourage them to cycle

PUBLISHED: 11:16 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 17 July 2018

Cllr Shama Tatler with students at Newman Catholic College

Cllr Shama Tatler with students at Newman Catholic College

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Stolen bikes confiscated by the police that have not been reunited with their rightful owners are to be handed over to schools in Brent.

Students at Newman Catholic CollegeStudents at Newman Catholic College

As well as bicycles, students will receive helmets, high visibility jackets and special training.

The ReCycle scheme is supported by the council and the Metropolitan Police.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Counci’s transport boss, said:

“Children are being encouraged to get more active and cycle to and from school but some, through no fault of their own, don’t have access to a bicycle and are missing out.

Cllr Shama Tatler with students at Newman Catholic CollegeCllr Shama Tatler with students at Newman Catholic College

“This new initiative is a fantastic opportunity for fun and exercise, while encouraging more sustainable forms of travelling and making use of bikes that would have otherwise been destroyed.”

Newman Catholic College in Harlesden is the first to get bikes under the new scheme.

Head Daniel Coyle said: “We’re confident that our young people will become fitter, happier and more successful students as a result of their participation in this exciting initiative.”

If you have an old bicycle you would like to donate to this initiative, you’re asked to email Gerardo.Guercio@cyclinginstructor.com

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