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Borrow a balance bike

Cllr David Selby with a balance bike

05 June 2023

Cllr David Selby with a balance bike
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
  • Welshpool
  • 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 the for free. Either visit or drop into your local library.

For more information, please contact the library service via,

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Phone - 01874 612394

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