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Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

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As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

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REFERRALS - RECEIVE A BIKE

WHO CAN GET A BIKE?

Bikes donated to the scheme, once serviced, are rehomed to people who will benefit the most from having a bike to use as a form of transport.

All bikes being rehomed are gifted to people in travel poverty where having a bike will make a significant impact on their daily lives, whether it be as a means of transport to get to work or the shops, or where it will give them a means to meet up with others, be involved in the local community, all while having an opportunity to get in a few more active minutes while in the saddle.

We work with partners across the county who are involved in supporting lots of different people in local communities. If you are in need of a bike free of charge through our Wheels For Life program, please contact one of our partners from the list below. They will have a chat about how a bike will help you, and if appropriate they will refer you to your local hub who will match you with an appropriate bike and accessories.

REFERRAL PARTNERS

Better OneNK
Support Area: Lincoln, North Hykeham & the surrounding area
onenk@gll.org
better.org.uk

Better Sleaford Gym & Sleaford Leisure Centre
Support Area: Sleaford & the surrounding area
gymsleaford@gll.org
better.org.uk

Development Plus
Support Area: Lincoln
enquiries@developmentplus.org.uk
developmentplus.org.uk

Lincoln City Foundation
Support Area: Lincoln & the surrounding area
01522 563792
community@lincolncityfoundation.co.uk
lincolncityfoundation.com/

Lincolnshire Community Foundation
Support Area: Lincolnshire
01529 305 825
info@lincolnshirecf.co.uk
lincolnshirecf.co.uk

Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service
Support Area: Lincolnshire
01522 510 041
info@ldass.org.uk

ldass.org.uk

Lincolnshire Leaving Care Service (Barnados)
Support Area: Lincoln, Louth & Sleaford
joanne.lynn@barnardos.org.uk
barnardos.org.uk
Louth Area of Sanctuary
Support Area: Louth & the surrounding area
01522 705 162
welcome@greaterlincolnshire.cityofsanctuary.org
eastlindsey.cityofsanctuary.org

Low Carbon Louth
Support Area: East Lindsey
Wheelsforlifelouth@gmail.com

lowcarbonlouth.net

Magna Vitae
Support Area: West Lindsey
info@mvtlc.org

https://magnavitae.org/

One You Lincolnshire
Support Area: Lincolnshire
01522 705 162
hello@oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk
oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk
The Centre for Reconciliation

Support Area: Lincolnshire
enquiries@tcf-reconciliation.org
tcf-reconciliation.org

Upbeat Communities
Support Area: Lincoln & the surrounding area
01332 916 150
hello@upbeatcommunities.org
upbeatcommunities.org

Wellbeing Lincs
Support Area: Lincolnshire
01507 601 111
wellbeinglincs@e-lindsey.gov.uk
wellbeinglincs.org

YMCA Lincolnshire
Support Area: Lincolnshire
01522 508 360
contact@lincsymca.co.uk
lincsymca.co.uk

Carer's First
Support Area: Lincolnshire
hello@carersfirst.org.uk

https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/lincolnshire/welcome/


FAQ's

We work with people who would benefit from having a bike. Can we become a referral partner?
Absolutely. We want to have a diverse range of referral partners that will allow bikes to be rehomed to a broad range of people across Lincolnshire. If you think the people you work with would benefit from a bike, please contact us (below) and we can give you some more information.

I think I would benefit from a bike through the scheme. Can I get one directly from a hub?
No. Our hubs are all run by volunteers who are focused on refurbishing the bikes and offering opportunities for people to come together on gentle social rides to talk with people in a similar position and practice cycling. If you would like to be considered for a bike, please contact one of the referral agencies above and they can discuss your needs and refer you to receive a bike.

Can I get a bike for my child through the scheme?
The scheme is mainly for adult sized bikes so our partners will only be referring adults. Most bikes we receive have at least a 24" wheel size which is suitable for children 12 and over (depending on height and bike frame size). However, we do get some children's bikes donated so if you have a child who would also benefit from having a bike when you get yours then please speak to the referral partner when you are talking about your needs so they can make a note on the referral. If we have a suitable bike available at the same time then of course we can help them get riding too.

How long will it take for me to receive a bike through the scheme?
Typically, we anticipate a two week turnaround from the referral to receiving your bike. This is an average timeframe and there may be occasions where turnaround will be quicker or slower. All hubs try and keep a range of bikes prepared and ready to rehome, but this is dependent on the sizes., styles and number of bikes that we receive as donations.

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Email us for more information and to find out more about supporting us on this project.