Charity launches bike drop at Standalone Farm

Herts Disability Sports Foundation have launched their ‘Bikes Without Barriers’ bike drop off at Standalone Farm.

From 13 December 2021 to 8 January 2022, people can drop off unused bicycles (even those in need of repair) at the farm to help local children learn to ride. The charity received a grant of £4,000 from the Heritage Foundation in November to help them purchase the necessary tools and equipment to repair and repurpose bikes. They have been given the temporary use of one of the Foundation’s venues, Standalone Farm, for their bike drop.

Herts Disability Sports Foundation’s Ros Cramp said, “We are hoping to receive a good amount of used bikes over the holidays for our ‘Bikes Without Barriers’ drive. The scheme takes bicycles that need repairing or those that are just not used, and we then fix and/or adapt them for use by children with disabilities or for those whose budget cannot stretch for these expensive pieces of equipment. So, if you have a bike that is taking up room in the shed or the garage, please drop it off and don’t take it to the tip!

“The bike donation scheme is part of the overall project. The HDSF team are also teaching children to ride bikes so that they can enjoy this free activity with their family and friends.”

Standalone Farm will be able to take donations at these times from the 13 December until 8 January:

  • 10am - 12pm Mondays
  • 1pm - 3pm Wednesdays
  • 10am - 12pm Saturdays

Find out more about Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation’s grant programme here