Cycle hire facility open

Banbridge District Council Chairman Cllr Marie Hamilton, PCSP Vice Chair Hilary Dobson and Cllr Junior McCrum pictured at Banbridge District Council Cycle Hire in Scarva with Sgt Billy Stewart from Gilford Neighbourhood Policing Team who were security marking bicycles in the facility � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1440-200EB
Banbridge District Council Chairman Cllr Marie Hamilton, PCSP Vice Chair Hilary Dobson and Cllr Junior McCrum pictured at Banbridge District Council Cycle Hire in Scarva with Sgt Billy Stewart from Gilford Neighbourhood Policing Team who were security marking bicycles in the facility � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1440-200EB

Banbridge Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have been working with the local police to help ensure that Banbridge District Council’s new cycle hire facility at the Scarva Tea rooms is saddled up and ready to roll.

The 20 bikes available for hire were each marked and registered by the police Crime Prevention Officer assisted by Officers from the PSNI Banbridge & Gilford Neighbourhood Team.

Chairman of Banbridge District Council, Councillor Marie Hamilton, commented, “The new cycle hire facility offers an opportunity for everyone to enjoy cycling and experience the fresh air and all the fitness benefits cycling has to offer. We would encourage members of the public to take up this opportunity and give cycling a go.”

Banbridge & Gilford Neighbourhood Officers also undertook free bike marking and registration at Banbridge Leisure centre on Saturday October 4.