Volunteers ‘Pedal and Pick’ for a cleaner Anglesey

A local cycling and litter trial is running all throughout June in Anglesey, called ‘Pedal and Pick’.

A group of local volunteer cyclists have been recruited and will take part in the 6 week trial, which will see them tackle harder to reach paths and side roads along the coast, which is often hit badly with litter from surrounding fast food restaurants and passing cars.

40kg cargo trailers will be attached to the rear of the bikes and will be used to store litter collected during the trial. Foldable litter pickers will also be used, allowing the cyclists to stop along their ride safely before picking up the litter and continuing on their ride.

We look forward to seeing them out and about over the coming month.

‘Pedal and Pick’ is being run by Keep Wales Tidy as part of their Caru Cymru initiative. Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) is an inclusive movement led by Keep Wales Tidy and local authority partners to eradicate litter and waste.

“As we approach the busy summer season on Anglesey. Protecting our natural beauty spots and green spaces is massively important.” “Rural roads and paths are some of the hardest hit by roadside litter and these are areas that wouldn’t normally be maintained. Through ‘Pedal and Pick’ we are so excited to work with local cyclists on the island in tackling litter in a very different way this June. “We encourage everyone who is interested in this trial or other ways to get involved with our exciting work in tackling litter across Wales to head to our website.”

Gareth Evans
Keep Wales Tidy Project Officer - Anglesey

Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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