Active Travel Crewe, a group of local volunteers will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to anyone considering cycling. A spokesman said “With traffic congestion, fuel poverty and obesity, real challenges for Crewe, cycling is fast becoming a popular travel option. Research shows that cyclists will visit more town centre shops than drivers, and don’t have parking problems or costs, so it could also be part of the solution to regenerate the town centre.”
Crewe was the town with the second highest proportion of cyclists in the country up until the mid 80s. To celebrate those days and their opening, Christian Concern Cycles workshop has announced an amnesty for all the rusting, neglected and broken bikes in the town. You can bring them to the event, or they will collect them for free, repair them and sell as many as possible to again make Crewe a place where cycling is a popular choice of transport, for work or leisure.
CC cycles will give local people:
Opportunity to buy affordable means of transport that bring health and social benefits.
Hope for better employment by giving people a range of engineering and retail skills, and experience of the process of production and sales, that they need to access work.
Dignity for vulnerable people through workplace-based training programmes that develop personal management and increasing self-esteem.
Confidence in bike fixing and workplace skills and understanding that these skills are linked to earning money.