Rutland My Bike

What is Rutland My Bike?

Rutland My Bike is a project run in partnership with HMP Stocken. The aim of the project is to provide reconditioned second-hand bicycles that conform to BS6102 so they can be given free of charge to residents of Rutland, who would struggle to access a bicycle of their own. They will provide a sustainable form of transport to reach facilities, family, friends, education, training, employment, for exercise, leisure, and wellbeing.

The project has been so successful it achieved the Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Award for Best Partnership in 2018.

Where do the bicycles come from?

All the second-hand bicycles that are 'dumped' at Rutland's local recycling centres at Cottesmore and North Luffenham are collected by HMP Stoken. In the prison's two workshops these bicycles are reconditioned by prisoners who work towards their Level 1 and 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Cycle Maintenance.

Rutland My Bike has kindly been supported by the following organisations at no charge:

  • Rutland Cycling who donate second-hand bicycles and bicycle child seats
  • Halfords in Melton Mowbray who donate bicycle child seats
  • Oakham Cycle Centre who help with last minute bicycle adjustments

How do I apply for a bicycle?

Rutland My Bike is coordinated by Rutland County Council's Active Rutland Team. Please email mybike@rutland.gov.uk or telephone 01572 755475.

How can I donate a bicycle to the project?

Rutland My Bike is very grateful for any donated bicycles. Bicycles should be taken to either of Rutland's local recycling centres at Cottesmore or North Luffenham.

Glynn Attiwell

Glynn Attiwell

Active Rutland Hub Coordinator

  • Active Rutland Hub building management and hire
  • My Bike project lead
  • Active Referral Scheme management and delivery
  • Workplace health lead
  • Mental health lead
  • Inclusion lead
Telephone
01572 755475
Mobile
07973 855520