A guest blog from the one and only Adam Francies
I remember first hearing about The Bike Project over three years ago. The simplest of ideas. Some people who have bikes don’t use them. And some people who don’t have bike would really appreciate them. Match the bikes to the people. Simple. And yet, there was a gap there for an idea. That idea has grown into what now is The Bike Project, and three years later, over 470 lives have been changed.
470 bikes. 470 helmets. 470 locks. 470 front lights and back lights.
470 refugees and asylum seekers have been given sustainable transportation. Saving 470 people money each day.
Thursday night workshops are always brilliant, especially during the long summer evenings. A mix of staff, volunteers, locals and beneficiaries coming together outside a small workshop in Hackney. Fixing bikes, exchanging stories, watching football and generally all moving towards a shared goal.
Written on: 16 Sep 2014 | Author: Anna Chapman