SYNERGY Automotive has beaten its bike target to collect 50 unwanted cycles.
The leasing broker has collected more than 70 bicycles having asked the local community to donate old, unused and outgrown bikes.
The collection has been made as part of a county-wide Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries programme to promote healthy living and social inclusion.
The aim is to enable children and families to borrow bicycles for free and get fit in the countdown to the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“We’re grateful that Synergy Automotive have thrown their support behind our award-winning Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project which in three years has seen over 5,500 bikes donated.
“Synergy have done an excellent job in collecting donated bikes which will go on make such a difference to the lives of children across Yorkshire. I’d like to thank them for their fantastic contribution. We look forward to working with them in the future.”
Paul Parkinson, Synergy’s Managing Director, and a champion of giving back to its local communities, added:
“The response to the campaign has been tremendous and we have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity in bringing all types, styles and sizes of bikes to our offices and enabling us to overachieve our targets.
“We are also delighted to be providing Welcome to Yorkshire with two support vans for the keenly awaited Tour de Yorkshire 2018, one of the most celebrated and successful races on the cycling calendar.”
Launched in December 2014, the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries programme operates 63 donation stations and 49 bike libraries across the region and has so far given children more than 53 thousands opportunities to ride a bike.
Synergy is the preferred vehicle leasing, contract hire and rental provider to Welcome to Yorkshire.