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​Abandoned Thameslink bikes restored for Bedford Hospital staff

Around 30 NHS key workers at Bedfordshire hospitals are now travelling to work on free bicycles, thanks to a scheme to renovate abandoned bikes. The scheme is being run by Thameslink, Luton Council and Sustrans, the charity promoting cycling and walking.

The aim was to help hospital staff get to and from work while maintaining social distancing and getting some valuable extra exercise. Fittingly the project has completed its first batch of bikes in June, National Bike Month.

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Bedfordshire Police donates bikes to help doctors and nurses

Bedfordshire Police is donating 25 bicycles to doctors and nurses at Bedford Hospital to help them with transport issues during the coronavirus pandemic.

All the donated bikes have been recovered by police, and their owners could not be traced. They have been sent to local bike shop Flamme Rouge Cycles in Bromham Road, to ensure they are safe before being handed over, and which has been offering free bike services to all key workers during lockdown.

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