Bike Upcycling

TYA on a cycle ride with the Upcycled bikes.

TYA were lucky enough to be donated some Bikes which were left over from the recent Bikes for Africa project and very kindly delivered to us by Trevor Gallon in readiness for our Summer Holidays Upcycling  project.

Starbucks very kindly awarded us £1500 after a lot of hard work by Sarah from the Youth Management Committee. Over a couple of workshops we were able to upcycle over a dozen bikes and these bikes were then used for day trips along some of the fantastic cycle rides around Peebles and also given away to young people in the local community. This was a great success and not only did the young people learn some invaluable bike maintenance skills but also had a great time using the bikes they restored.

TYA would like to thank The Bikes for Africa Project, Starbuck and Craig from our local Peebles Bike Shop BSpoke Cycles for helping us out with parts and advice.