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Borrow a balance bike in Powys

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:

  • Brecon
  • Builth Wells
  • Hay-on-Wye
  • Knighton
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Llanfyllin
  • Llanidloes
  • Newtown
  • Ystradgynlais

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