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Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw thanks Gastrono-Me and Hughes for help towards new bike





A second bike has been acquired by Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw as the charity prepares to make more deliveries in lockdown.

The new machine, which is designed to carry a wheelchair user, doubles up as a cargo bike and will be used to deliver food parcels and shopping.

Amanda Martin with Mike Simmonite, owner Gastronome, Mark Cordell and Mike Kirkham, of Our Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley
Amanda Martin with Mike Simmonite, owner Gastronome, Mark Cordell and Mike Kirkham, of Our Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley

During the first lockdown, the charity made 40 deliveries every day, with volunteer riders using their own bicycles where possible.

Charity trustee Amanda Martin said: “Anybody who is vulnerable or self-isolating and needs their medication delivered, or some shopping, can give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. We are delighted that Hughes Electrical and Our Bury St Edmunds BID have sponsored the new bike – it’s fantastic to have support.”

Robert Hughes with Amanda Martin Picture by Mark Westley
Robert Hughes with Amanda Martin Picture by Mark Westley

To request a free delivery, call the Rickshaw on 01284 339449.

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