The Hope of Childs Hill (THOCH) were delighted to be the recipients of a £13,000 award from Transport for London to kickstart their bike hire project for residents living in Childs Hill.

The three-year funding will allow the community-run organisation to purchase 20 bikes for adults, children and three electric bikes for Barnet Homes residents to hire for free!

Working in partnership with BOOST Childs Hill, THOCH aims to enrich the lives of residents in Childs Hill by creating a healthier and happier community.

Access to bikes will initially only be open to Barnet Homes residents. The project aims to start running in Spring from Basing Hill Park.

Working with Barnet Council, Re Services will also be offering free cycling lessons in the community, with a range of bicycle maintenance classes and workshops for residents planned.

THOCH is a community initiative creating transformational change, to provide programmes, offer services and engage in other activities that promote well-being and support community development in Childs Hill.

Barnet Homes residents living in the Childs Hill can register their interest at the BOOST@184 office:
184 Cricklewood Lane, Childs Hill, NW2 2DX.