Changing lives, with bikes…

Here at Chevin Cycles, we believe that being an integral part of our local communities is an important aspect of our business. After all, it’s these communities that keep us functioning, and it’s only right that we give something back. 

Resurrection Bikes, is a Harrogate based bicycle ‘Up-cycling’ organisation – no pun intended – whose team of volunteers take in bikes donated by the community, fix them up, sell them on, or donate them to people in particular need. The funds raised are then donated to local charities. It’s a win-win situation, which allows many people to cycle, who couldn’t ordinarily do so, and we’re proud to be able to support this. 

We’ve worked with John and the team at Resurrection Bikes for some time, and recently, we handed over two full van loads of second-hand bikes, that we’d taken in from new customers, from our bicycle ‘trade-in’ campaign. It’s simple really; if a Chevin Cycles customers traded in their old bike when buying a new one, then we reduced the price of their new bike by the value of the old bike, and we then donated the old bike to the team at Resurrection. Hopefully, all of these bikes will soon be finding new homes again, and helping more people in Harrogate district to get fit, to enjoy their leisure time, or to commute to work in a carbon friendly and cost-effective way. 

Our Director, Sanjai Bhatia, took the vast array of trade-in bikes along to John and Resurrection, at their workshop off Cold Bath Road, Harrogate. They’ll all be given an assessment and a service, before being either sold on cheaply or given free to someone in need. 

Our Chevin Cycles ‘trade-In’ offer is still ongoing, at each of our award-winning stores at Otley, Harrogate and Skipton. It finishes this week, so hurry along. You can also donate your bikes direct to the team at Resurrection Bikes, if you’re not currently looking to purchase a new one. However, for those cyclists looking to buy a new bike, then let’s change lives together – with bikes, at Chevin Cycles & Resurrection Bikes.