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Staff at The Showroom in Lincoln get replacement bikes after their were stolen

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

The Showroom's Chief Executive Malcom Barham (centre) and his team, celebrate their commitment to promoting sustainable transport with Laura Markwell and Trevor Marsh from the Access LN6 team

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Staff from Lincoln's The Showroom who had their bikes stolen have had them replaced with refurbished ones.

The bikes were upgraded at a weekly Access LN6 workshop.

And they have now been given to three members of staff who had their bikes stolen, so they can continue with their normal transport to work.

One employee's bike was stolen while locked at The Showroom. Another couple's bikes were taken when visiting friends.

The Showroom refurbished three bikes at the centre's weekly bike workshop, and donated them to staff.

Malcolm Barham, chief executive at The Showroom, said: "We provide more than 50 cycle parking spaces at The Showroom and we're very keen to encourage more staff and visitors to travel sustainably.

"When my staff reported that their bikes had been stolen, I was keen for them to continue cycling and we have temporarily loaned them bikes that have been refurbished through our bike workshop.

"We're committed to promoting all modes of sustainable transport and look forward to working with Access LN6 to achieve this."

The workshop is held between 4pm and 6pm every Tuesday at The Showroom. Children and adults can drop in at any time to get their bike looked at and learn how to maintain it.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council said: "We're delighted that The Showroom has committed to promoting sustainable transport to their staff, and encourage them to travel in a more environmentally friendly way.

"We'll be providing support and assistance to help them achieve their targets, and hope that these measures will help promote sustainable travel."

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  • VictorToo  |  April 03 2014, 8:24AM

    They haven't been replaced, they've only been lent to them, there's a difference, though I guess if you had written the story, "Staff lent bikes while they go and buy their own", it would have made made a slightly interesting story into something naff and pointless.

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  • bensmithson  |  April 02 2014, 11:14PM

    Should have got them a lock...

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