Bike donations help to ‘reverse the cycle’

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Young people who are at risk of getting involved in antisocial behaviour will be given the chance to get on the right track.

Officers from the South East neighbourhood policing team donated eight bikes to the Reverse The Cycle project - based at Broad Lane Business Centre, Broad Lane, South Elmsall.

The scheme is a not for profit organisation which aims to work within communities, targeting children and young people from eight to 25 years old.

The group provides opportunities to build and repair the bikes for those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds who are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime,

The bikes were either unwanted property or seized by police.

Project manager Lee Farmer said: “I think it great we have been given these bikes, they will make a real difference to people in the area.”

He thanked the police for their donation.

He added: “We strive to encourage young people to lead active and healthy life styles, inspiring them to realise and achieve their potential and empowering them for their transition to adulthood.

“We are a welcoming and inclusive, encouraging skill-sharing and to promote sustainability.

Visit or call Mr Farmer on 07917 573724 for more information.