The Bike Project
- 12 Crossthwaite Ave, London SE5 8ET
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 020 7733 8098
After getting over 7000 refugees cycling in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry and Oxford, The Bike Project is coming to Teesside! The
Bike Project is a charity that was established in London in 2013. Our mission is
simple: get refugees cycling! We take unwanted secondhand bikes,
fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum seekers in London,
Birmingham, Coventry, Oxford and Cambridge.
The UK is bursting with opportunities – but it’s also
expensive. When you’re a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process
on just £39 a week, public transportation fares can be too much. We believe that no one should have to choose between eating a square meal
and catching the bus. That’s why we do bikes.
Having fled persecution and atrocity in their country of
origin, most refugees arrive in the UK with absolutely nothing. A bike helps
them access food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. If
they’re lucky enough to receive official refugee status, a bike can help
refugees find employment.
As one of our bike recipients puts it: “When you have
to go from charity to charity to feed yourself, a bike becomes very important
to your life.”
Since 2013, we have given away over 8000 bikes to refugees
from dozens of countries including Syria, Eritrea and Albania. We also run Bike
Buddies, a cycling befriending project, and Pedal Power, teaching refugee women
to cycle – sometimes for the first time in their lives.
Please complete the form below to register your interest in The Bike Project.