I’m sure that many of you are aware of the limitations of travelling around a large city such as Bristol – namely, the congested driving conditions that also do a good job of making your bus journeys late. All this, whilst if you even have a bicycle, it is quite possibly languishing at your parent’s house…

And a new bicycle is probably not an attractive idea towards the end of term – hence why you should check out Life Cycle UK’s refurbished bicycle sale, on Wednesday 26th March, from 11am – 2pm at the fountains opposite the Hippodrome. Even if you can’t ride a bicycle, or don’t feel able to ride in mixed traffic, you should still check it out as Life Cycle UK are also a provider of adult cycle training, meaning they have a range of training sessions for riders of differing abilities to learn or improve their riding and road use skills.

The bicycles, mostly from £80-£150, were unwanted machines donated by members of the public, stripped and refurbished at Bristol Prison under the tuition of an expert mechanic as part of the lottery funded “Bike Back” project, providing offenders with the chance to learn new skills; and re-using over 500 bicycles, saving tons of waste from landfill since 2010.

Life Cycle UK also offer other services such as bike maintenance courses, and “Bike Minded”, a project enabling those with mental health difficulties to take up cycling