As part of a now nationwide campaign to tackle knife crime by encouraging teenagers to put their knives down and pick their bikes up, Wandsworth Council is continuing its ‘fix and keep’ initiative allowing young people to learn how to repair a bike with the reward of getting to keep it when it’s back ready for the road.
Supported by a professional bike mechanic, participants are taught how to repair and maintain their bike. The initiative has already helped more than 60 young people to date and is supported by the Youth Opportunity Fund.
In order for the scheme to continue, Wandsworth council is appealing for donations, so if you have an old bike that you don’t use please get in touch to support the scheme and help more young people learn new skills.
More information can be found on the Wandsworth Council website.