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British Transport Police donate bikes to Bikeworks CIC

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BTP donates bikes to charity

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Bikes which were seized during investigations across London have been donated to a local community group as part of British Transport Police’s (BTP) efforts to crack down on cycle theft across the capital.
 
The event, which took place on Tuesday, 28 June, saw 23 bikes donated to Bikeworks, a Tower Hamlets based social enterprise that delivers innovative cycling initiatives to local communities.
 
Officers claimed the bikes during the investigations which had been stolen from various railway stations across London.
 
The bicycles will be used in a variety of ways from teaching children and adults how to ride and be safe on the road, tackling social exclusion, to enabling the public to purchase a safe, lawfully obtained refurbished bicycle.
 
Allison Lurkins from British Transport Police, who helped organise the event, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to donate bikes which will be restored and put to good use.
 
“This event was a way to donate the bikes to a community group who rely on donations such as this to help deliver their programme of events, which is essential to the work they carry out.”

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