The Youth Hostel Association is set to spend over a quarter of a million pounds on making a number of its premises more welcoming to cyclists.
With a number of YHA hostels located in prime areas for road, cross country and mountain biking, the Association is investing £269,500 in 25 of its branches across England and Wales.
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The charity is investing £108,000, while the rest of the money will put forward by grants from local and National Park authorities.
Caroline White, chief executive of YHA (England and Wales) said: “We’re delighted this funding will enable us to further boost our efforts to improve cycling facilities across the YHA network.
“It is further commitment to making Youth Hostels more accessible so people can discover the wonderful experiences the UK can offer.”
The YHA hostels which will benefit from the money are:
YHA Berwick, YHA Helmsley, YHA Malham, YHA Hawkshead, YHA Keswick, YHA Castleton, YHA Hartington Hall, YHA Hathersage, YHA Ilam Hall, YHA National Forest, YHA Edale, YHA Ravenstor, YHA Eyam, YHA Youlgreave, YHA Conwy, YHA Eastborne, YHA Holmbury St Marys, YHA London Lee Valley, YHA South Downs, YHA Truleigh Hill, YHA Bristol, YHA Dartmoor, YHA Eden Project, YHA Swanage, YHA Wye Valley.