Blender bikes are smooth-ie operators

A fleet of brand new smoothie-making “Blender Bikes” are revolutionising the way Calderdale residents get fit.

The bikes are an innovative way for young and old to exercise while reaching the recommended five a day fruit and vegetable target.

Blender Bikes visit the school holiday club at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre. Aksha Mahmood, 13, and Joshua Bentley, 11, have a go on the Blender Bikes.

Blender Bikes visit the school holiday club at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre. Aksha Mahmood, 13, and Joshua Bentley, 11, have a go on the Blender Bikes.

Heaps of delicious fruit and juice are added to the blender and pedal power blends the ingredients into a delicious smoothie.

The Calderdale Community Coaching Trust (CCCT) - a charity which delivers community initiatives specialising in health and lifestyle choices - secured a £9,800 grant from the National Lottery for the “Blender Bikes for All” project.

Project manager Chris Mitchell, said: “The bid was about getting kids active - for some people it’s the fist time they have ever been on a bike.

“They are a really important part of raising awareness about healthy lifestyles.”

Since launching in December last year, the bikes have already been used by 3,500 people across schools, youth groups and other organisations across the borough,

The bikes are available for hire and to book the Blender Bikes for All programme, contact Chris on 07947827627 or email chris@calderdalecct.org.