The BAM Nuttall team working on Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme gave the bikes to the Hunslet-based charity, who repair second-hand bikes before giving them as Christmas presents to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the city.
“These bikes were originally bought for staff to cycle around the city centre and get between the various work sites on the project,” says Jonathan Bulmer, an engineer at BAM Nuttall. “We don’t need them anymore but they are in fantastic condition so we wanted to find them a new home. We’re really pleased that The Works charity will distribute the bikes to local youngsters who don’t already own a bike in time for Christmas.”
“When we collected the bikes from BAM Nuttall we were in shock with the great condition the bikes were in,” says Jonathan Wilson from The Works. “The recipients of these bikes should have a very merry Christmas. This was all down to the BAM Nuttall team for thinking of us in the first place, so I would like to say thank you to them.”
BAM Nuttall is currently installing the UK’s first movable weirs to be used for flood defence purposes. The new weirs will replace the existing fixed weirs at Crown Point and Knostrop on the River Aire.