BALANCE bikes are now available to borrow from select libraries across Powys, the county council has said.
Through a joint initiative between Powys County Council’s Library Service and Sports Development Team (Sport Powys), library members now have the opportunity to borrow a balance bike for free.
The bikes, which include a helmet, are suitable for children from 2-6 years old and are available to loan for 4-weeks at a time from the following libraries:
- Builth Wells
- Llandrindod Wells
The initiative is available thanks to funding from the Welsh Government, through Sport Wales.
Cllr David Selby, Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “This is a great initiative, helping to support families to improve their children’s skills and confidence. Learning to ride a bike provides children with their first taste of mobile independence, as well as being a great family activity.
“I would encourage all families with young children to take up this opportunity and borrow a balance bike from your closest participating library. It’s also a great excuse to become a member of the library service and enjoy all the extra perks it has to offer, for free.”
If you’re not a Powys library member already, don’t worry, it’s really easy to join. Anyone who lives, works or is studying in Powys can join for free. Either visit https://www.storipowys.org.uk/join or drop into your local library.
For more information, please contact the library service via –
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 01874 612394
Or find a library near you – https://www.storipowys.org.uk/find-a-library