Staff from HSBC’s Leeds call centre have donated their cycles to a Wortley organisation which refurbished unwanted bikes.
The Bikes College (TBC) are a West Leeds community interest company which refurbishes bikes donated directly from the public or collected from Leeds City Council’s household waste recycling sites.
Their aim is to make cycling accessible to everyone, regardless of age or financial status, by offering bikes at highly discounted prices to fund their talent development programme and numerous other initiatives across the city and beyond.
TBC recently partnered with Leeds’ HSBC call centre and long-termpartner Enterprise Van Hire to offer a workplace collection point for HSBC employees to donate their unwanted bikes over a two week period.
20 bikes were collected and employees donating were offered a free puncture repair kit.
More workplace donation schemes with number of employees in the city and beyond are planned.
TBC is based at Copley Hill.