thanks to the police…

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2008 by greeni in news/events

We were getting a lot of support from the police lately. 40 bikes from one department, 40 bike locks from another. Good things to keep us going and growing. THANKS!!! here’s a post from the grampian police’s website We’ll post about this more soon and add some pictures and more infos. 

03/07/2008      Police support University Bike Project      Aberdeen

Grampian Police have donated 40 bicycles from the lost & found department to an Aberdeen University charity, BeCycle.

It is a non-profit, all volunteer run community bicycle project that recycles old, unused bikes and lends them out for free to students.  The initiative was launched in October 2007 by students of the University of Aberdeen and in addition to offering its bike lending service, BeCycle also provides tools and help to those who want to build and repair bikes.  The project places a strong focus on skill exchange and team work and offers an ideal opportunity for those who want to involved in volunteer work.

The BeCycle workshop facility recently moved into a new property (G34 Don Street) which is provided by the University.  The project is constantly growing and Grampian Police has just donated 40 bicycles from the lost & found department.  This comes in addition to 50 bicycles currently maintained by the projects volunteers.  Grampian Police’s Crime Reduction Unit also supplied 40 security cables and padlocks.

Crime Reduction Officer Jim Watson said:  “This scheme is a fantastic way to provide bikes for the students while they are studying in Aberdeen and we are delighted to be able to assist beCyCle with the supply of bikes and security products.”

Hannah Kruger of beCyCle said:  “We are grateful to Grampian Police for their donation.  A lot of support is coming from volunteers who are joining from across the local and the university community.  The project sustains itself through private donations of bicycles and other equipment.”

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