Council offers mountain bikes for £40 to Burnham-On-Sea
new mountain bikes are being offered to Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
sixth form and college students as part of a new Somerset County
Council initiative to encourage environmentally-friendly travel.
Saracen Tufftrax bikes, worth £270, are available as a school
year-long loan for £40, plus a £75 deposit, which
will be retained if the student wants to keep the bike at the
end of the year.
scheme, run by the Moving Somerset Forward team at Somerset County
Council, aims to help students get to college or sixth form easily
and cheaply, without the need to use a car.
Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall said: "Offering
a bike loan scheme opens up opportunities for students and helps
them to get to college in a cheap and sustainable manner. I am
pleased that we are supporting this scheme for the second year
and I hope that many more students will take advantage of the
must be aged between 16 and 19 years old and attending a further
education course between September 2012 and June 2013.
77 students received bikes through the scheme last year, and 98
per cent said they would recommend it to other students.
servicing and training is also provided and some second-hand bikes
are available at a reduced cost.
There are two application periods, the first ending on 14th June
2012 and the second on 23rd August 2012.
more information and to apply, visit www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/bike-loan
or call Belinda Payne in the Moving Somerset Forward Team on 01823