Frome’s annual Bike Jumble has raised thousands of pounds for local charity Frome’s Missing Links for the fourth year running. Residents grabbed themselves a bike bargain and, in the process, secured £3,000 towards the charitable cause while helping to make biking accessible for all.
In the lead up to the day over 8o bikes were donated by the community which were then checked over by the team and fixed up ready to sell at the event for a great price. Clothing, helmets, and biking accessories were also available to purchase. ding Frome were there to help with maintenance and bike checks through their Pay-It-Forward scheme.
Cllr Rich Ackroyd who is also Chair of Frome’s Missing Link said, “It’s great to see the Bike Jumble has become such a well-loved part of the town’s annual event calendar. The team were busy all day selling and giving cycling advice, from sizing and style to practical biking tips, and the funds raised will take us another step closer to our goal!”
The event is a real community-led project with over 21 volunteers involved in making it happen, including four young people on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme from Frome College. With help from Frome Town Council, it is organised by Frome Missing Links who aim to create a traffic-free, multi-user path built from the centre of Frome out to the Colliers Way route running from Great Elm to Radstock. Find out more about Frome’s Missing Links at https://fromesmissinglinks.org.uk/