The Bike Project is expanding!
The last five years have been one heck of a ride at The Bike Project. Back in 2013 we were a tiny bike charity with bigger ideas than our boots.
Thanks to the unbelievable efforts of our staff, volunteers and supporters, we have now donated more than 4,300 bikes to refugees, saving them over four million quid in travel costs.
Our fabulous online bike shop has also helped us secure the long-term future of the project so that we can keep on getting refugees cycling.
Now we're in a position where we can look further afield, because London isn't the only place where refugees need bikes!
We are thrilled to announce that we're setting up a second project in... Birmingham!
Why? Because Birmingham's beautiful, of course!
Also because there are more than 6,000 asylum seekers in the city and public transport is expensive.
Just as in London, many refugees in Birmingham cannot afford to access essential services such as legal and medical assistance, Home Office appointments or psychological support, and are at risk of social isolation.
So let's get bikes to Birmingham!
We don't have many more details to share right now, but if you live in Birmingham (or know someone who does), then prepare to get excited!
Applications are now open for our West Midlands Operations Manager, check out the details on our jobs page.
Soon we'll be hiring the rest of our team from the local community, including:
- Workshop manager
- Cycling instructors
- And, of course, many lovely volunteers!
Want to support our Birmingham expansion? Buy a bike!
Our ridiculous January Sale ends on the 31st. Bargains galore with up to 30% off. Click here to go to our shop right now!
Written on: 01 Feb 2019 | Author: David Charles