Saving hard earned money
The main reasons cited for wanting access to one of the donated bikes were to save money, after some staff reported using 30 percent of their weekly wage to pay for taxis due to the current limited availability of public transport, to save time and allow them to spend more time with their family rather than waiting at bus stops and train stations and to improve their own health and general fitness.
Raising £20,000 to donate bikes for NHS
HYPE is now inviting other NHS workers from Merseyside to apply for a bike and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 to help it deliver even more bikes to members of the 50,000+ NHS staff community across the region.
The bike donations will allow recipients to travel for free and avoid having to use public transport while travelling to work during the outbreak. It is also hoped that the campaign will encourage frontline workers and the wider community to use cycling as a way of staying fit and healthy.
All money raised from the crowdfunding campaign will be spent on buying more bikes and repairing those donated by the public, ready to be provided to brave NHS workers across Merseyside.