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April 2020

Bikes for NHS

Set up in April, our #BikesForNHS campaign focuses on supporting frontline NHS staff across Merseyside by offering them free and safe transport along with improving their own physical and mental wellbeing during the pandemic.

Firstly, a great big THANK YOU to our partners – The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Aintree Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, The Walton Centre, Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospital who have made this project possible. Janelle Holmes, Chief Executive at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said “This is a great initiative that offers an extra option for staff to travel to work at such an important time.”

Since launching, more than 180 bikes have been loaned to NHS workers and thanks to your generous donations we have raised over £1000 on our crowdfunding page which has allowed us to buy more bikes, service the ones that have been donated by the public and employ more drivers to help deliver the bikes to our NHS heroes.

What do NHS Staff think of the Scheme?

Ravi, Doctor “A new dimension of travel and leisure To maintain my fitness under lockdown Met other fellow bikers from my organisation, networking Road safety issues, perfect opportunity to bike due to less traffic during lockdown Explore new areas on the Wirral across the Circular Trail Finally both my kids are now interested in taking up the hobby.”

Loren, Events Fundraiser at The Royal Liverpool Hospital said “ I love commuting to work – it’s so much faster than taking the car and parking etc. The scheme has been fantastic!”

Loren was one of our local champions after clocking up a total of 187 miles! She has since gone on to buy a bike from HYPE.

Following the success of the initiative, we have opened the doors to our new unit on Campbeltown Road, Birkenhead which has allowed us to service and store our bikes before they reach the NHS workers.

Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about the project: Click Here