A shipment of ReCranked bikes has left Ballarat bound for flood affected areas around Evans Head in New South Wales.
A partnership with Alfredton Rotary Club saw the bikes on board two trucks that headed off last week.
The ReCranked bikes of all sizes, will be valuable in providing transport and recreational opportunities and assisting many to become more independent. The smallest bikes will also help children to resume some of their usual activities and play.
Also destined for the region, were supplies reflecting specific support needs of animals, including pet food, bedding and veterinary medicines. These items, donated by the community and local businesses, were coordinated and packed by local Rotary volunteers.
The Y’s ReCranked program takes unwanted bikes and repairs and refurbishes them to be safe and roadworthy. ReCranked not only provides bikes for those who may not be able to afford or access one otherwise, through recycling bikes and old components, it keeps items out of landfill.
ReCranked also works with young volunteers and provides bike maintenance and safety education to the community.
To find out more, or if you know someone who would benefit from a ReCranked bike see: https://yballarat.org.au/recranked/