Local cycling charity R-evolution has been awarded a grant of £60,000 to maintain the existing community cycle hubs in Hull, as well as deliver two more.
The funding has been confirmed in a decision record published by Hull City Council on Friday 30 June.
The decision states that the cash boost will help the Cottingham-based charity continue running the three separate community cycle hubs in Hull, as well as an additional two sites at Orchard Park and Bransholme, until April 2024.
Since the launch of the hubs in April 2022, the service has provided reliable and dependable community spaces where residents can access a variety of specialist bike services.
Run by R-evolution staff and supported by volunteers, the cycle hubs offer services such as secure bicycle parking, bike loans, safety checks, repairs, maintenance training, and guided cycle rides.
Over the last year, the hubs have delivered over 1,579 bike repairs, loaned 218 bikes for the short and long term, and provided 249 cycle maintenance demonstrations to the public.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Highways, and Transport said: “The community cycle hubs provide an important service to those who choose to cycle in and around Hull, and their work supports many of the council’s broader aims, such as encouraging modal shift, improving health, and tackling the Climate Emergency.
“For these reasons, I am delighted that the council is able to help this work continue.”
The locations and opening times of the three existing community cycle hubs, as well as the two additional sites, are as follows:
- Goodwin Trust, Walker Street – Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 4pm
- Peel Street Park, Peel Street – Mondays 10am – 3.30pm
- The Hut, Preston Road– Tuesdays 8.30am – 4pm and Thursdays 11am – 4pm
- Alf Marshall Centre, Bransholme – Tuesdays 10am – 3pm
- St Michaels Youth Centre, Orchard Park – Fridays 10am – 4pm
For more information, visit the R-evolution website.