Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community organisations in Yorkshire who want to set up a Bike Library in their community.
For the first time in the 114-year history of the Tour de France, a Grand Départ host destination has committed to the ambitious aim of giving every child in its locality access to a bike for free. Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries are seeking to deliver a county wide cycling legacy for all generations and all abilities.
The concept of a Bike Library is simple – a site (e.g. leisure centre, community centre, library etc.) with a fleet of bikes which are available to borrow for free. These bikes can be used to partake in a range of activities to promote healthy living, social inclusion and to have fun! Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends.
More information: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/funding