Linlithgow charity offers free bike help for key workers

Linlithgow charity, 1st Step Bikes is offering free bike servicing, repairs and gifts of bikes to key workers, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 24th April 2020, 7:28 am
Linlithgow charity, 1st Step Bikes mechanics Stephen McKnight on the right and Steven Murphy on the left.

Maria Throp, 1st Step’s development manager explained: “The on-going coronavirus crisis is really difficult for so many people, so at 1st Step we really hope this small gesture will help key workers who are working so hard to keep us all safe, healthy and making sure we receive essential items.

“With public transport reduced and social distancing precautions in place, getting around on a bike can be one of the best ways to stay safe, get your daily exercise and improve your mental wellbeing.”

To access the service call 07869381382, or private message 1st Step through Facebook- 1stStepcafeandbike.

The charity urgently need donations of adult bikes, so if you have a bike that you would like to gift 1st Step would be delighted to hear from you.

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