Dr J, a head and neck clinical fellow in Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospitals Bristol, took delivery of her free bike last week

GCI’s NHS Bike Project to gift 50 bikes to NHS staff

The Green Commute Initiative (GCI)’s NHS Bike Project is gifting 50 refurbished bicycles, free of charge, to NHS staff members.

The project, which was launched earlier this month, urges the local community to donate unwanted but roadworthy bikes. The team, with assistance from local cycling group Baydon Flyers, refurbished and serviced the bikes.

Rob Howes, GCI’s director said: “I am delighted that we have been able to help those that work in our brilliant NHS. As a social enterprise, giving back to society is in our DNA, and the NHS Bike Project aimed to help those currently most in need of help with their commutes to work.

“Hopefully, the gift of a free bike will make their lives that little bit more bearable during these desperate times. Never before has the role of the humble bicycle been so important as to how we move around as a society.”

The bikes will be donated to the following NHS hospitals: Bristol Royal Infirmary, Great Ormand Street Hospital, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, King’s College Hospital, London, Kingston Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.

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