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Lock it or lose it

10:10 am, Friday, 21st August 2020 - 2 months ago

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Cyclists in North East Lincolnshire have the chance to secure a new bike lock as part of the Lock Swap scheme.

Lock swap offers cyclists in need of a new lock the opportunity to trade in their old one and receive a new Gold Standard D-lock (worth £44.99) for a heavily discounted price of £10.

From Monday 24 August, North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are teaming up with Cycle Hub Lincs to host the lock swap scheme.

The project is one of a number of schemes being delivered by the Council and ENGIE, supported by the Department for Transport’s Access Fund and aims to help local cyclists’ access high quality bike locks at a fair cost to help support the increase of sustainable travel in the area, while combating bike theft.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “Between March 2019 and March 2020 there were more than 350 bikes stolen in North East Lincolnshire alone.

“It only takes a few seconds for a bike to be stolen and we want to do all we can to reduce this number by making sure cyclists can lock up their bike using a good quality lock whenever their bike is left unattended.

“We’re keen to support people to join the sustainable transport revolution.”

Please note due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak a number of social distancing and cleaning measures have been introduced so the event can go ahead safely.

For safety purposes, all attendees must be wearing a face mask and contactless payment is preferred, but not required.

North East Lincolnshire Council, ENGIE, and Cycle Hub Lincs will be closely monitoring the event, ensuring all government guidelines are followed to ensure the safety of all those attending.

The offer is available during normal opening hours at Grimsby Cycle Hub, Grimsby Railway Station from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Keep up to date with the latest news at https://www.cyclehublincs.org.uk/events.html, Facebook – CycleHubCIC or on twitter @CycleHubLincs

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