Bodmin bicycle recycle scheme launched

A scheme has started in Cornwall to get people to fix and resell bicycles.

ReZolve in Bodmin has begun the Bike Hub a project to teach people about maintenance. The bikes recycled as part of the project will then be sold.

The project is open to everyone but ReZolve said it was keen to help the young and unemployed in the area.

John Rolls from ReZolve said: "It was natural for us to set up a project where we reuse the bikes and gave people the chance to learn."

The Bike Hub is being run in conjunction with Cornwall College, with volunteers able to complete City and Guilds courses from January.

Mr Rolls said: "There's hundreds if not thousands of bikes that go to landfill every year in Cornwall, but they're all really good bikes, they all have really robust frames, they're very much reusable."

Volunteer Anthony Frederick-Davies, 26, said: "It's given me a wider understanding of a range of bikes and if there was ever a job to come up I've got a chance of actually getting the job."

ReZolve works on renewable and sustainable projects.

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