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Commuters offered unclaimed bikes
Use of cycles will be offered free of charge in Inverness
Bikes handed into the police and have remained unclaimed are to be offered to commuters so they can cycle the last leg of their journey to work.

Inverness and Nairn Transport Forum said they hoped the Re-Cycle scheme will help people travelling by train, car or bus to be more active.

Northern Constabulary said the bikes to be used would normally have been sold at auction.

The free scheme will be launched in Inverness on 12 September.

Bicycles will be made available at Rose Street car park.

Commuters will have to book a bike in advance and return it after work. Users will get a code for the cycle's lock.

The project also involves Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans).

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