Refugees and Cycles

Refugees and Cycles

Obviously, I could not pass on this newsletter I was sent today. You could say that it sort of had my name on it!

The Bike Project is an award-winning charity and social enterprise that refurbishes second-hand bikes for refugees in London. Refugees arrive in this country with nothing, are forced to live on a £36 per week and are not allowed to work.

13,500 asylum seekers flee to London each year. 27,500 bikes are abandoned over the same period. Just one of these abandoned bikes can help save a refugee £20 a week on bus fare. That’s £1040 a year!

The Bike Project sell the more valuable bikes that are donated through their online shop and rely on donations of second-hand bikes from members of the public to refurbish.

For more details visit the Bike Project website


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