Get on your (green) bike!

A local bicycle recycling firm has teamed up with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust to make the daily commute greener.

ReCycle Bikes have provided refurbished bikes to the local conservation charity so that trainees on the new Working for Nature initiative can cycle to work. It’s healthy, green, non-polluting and a great way to get to the local nature reserves!

Working for Nature is a unique opportunity funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which helps people who would have otherwise struggled to get training for a career in conservation. The trainees are all passionate about nature and want to see these ambitions turned into reality.

Providing a sustainable means of transport is just one part of the project. They also receive on the job training, qualifications and tailored individual support. The project also covers Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts, with two trainees based with each Trust.

ReCycle Bikes is part of the Heeley Trust. They fix and service bikes, sell new and recycled bikes, train and employ apprentices. They also sell and service electric bikes. They have a library of spares, and are always happy to discuss anything bike-related.

For more information about the Working for Nature project visit wildsheffield.com/working-for-nature or contact c.bates@wildsheffield.com. For more information about ReCycle Bikes, call 0114 250 7717.