Visiting Liptovský Hrádok? Borrow a bike for free

Town policemen come up with an innovative and ecological idea.

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Visitors to Liptovský Hrádok may now enjoy a sporting activity that connects them with the local surroundings, thanks to a new bike borrowing scheme.

The idea to repair old unutilized bikes and make them accessible to everyone who would like to experience an activity trip around the Liptov region came from local town policemen.

“I was talking with my colleague once about having an old bike and not knowing what to do with it and then we found out that another colleague had one too,” said Peter Čajka, head of the local police in Liptovský Hrádok, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

“We thought we could use them to create a shared-bikes project,” Čajka noted for TASR.

According to the head of police, other people have called to offer their unused bikes for the scheme.

“We didn’t want to buy new, we wanted to use what we had,” Čajka explains, as cited by TASR.

The policemen also have the participation of a company that sell bikes who will help with repairs and servicing.

The bikes will be free for everyone who is interested. Reservation is possible with an ID card.

“I hope that when the summer begins we will be ready to provide this service,” said Čajka for TASR, adding that anyone who would like to donate an old bike to the project, may contact the police of Liptovksý Hrádok.

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