Register for a bike in London or Birmingham

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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we closed to new referrals but are now slowly opening up again, working with a handful of referral partners to manage demand. If you have already registered for a bike you will receive it via home delivery. If you are interested in becoming a referral partner to The Bike Project then please get in touch and we can send you more information.

Am I eligible for a bike and/or cycling lessons?

Yes, if you are either: an asylum-seeker or have been granted refugee status within the last 2 years and can get to our Birmingham or London workshops to collect, you may register for a bike.

If you are a refugee woman aged 18-80 then you can also get a bike through Pedal Power, our programme of cycling lessons for refugee women. Click here for more information about Pedal Power and how to register for cycling lessons. If you don't fit these criteria, then unfortunately we can't help you.

I just need a bike, how do I register?

Our bike donation process is very straight-forward. A referral partner must complete a form on behalf of an applicant which includes some basic personal details (including your Home Office ID or reference number). We will then be in touch with an appointment date and time to collect a bike. Please note that there is often a long waiting list and so you may not hear back from us for up to 3 months after submitting your request.

Complete the form

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are only accepting referral from existing referral partners.

We will be in touch

Within 3 months we will contact you with appointment details about you bike delivery or collection.

Collect your bike!

Come to your appointment to receive your bike (we will reimburse £5 for the cost of travel).

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Our impact

A bike helps refugees and asylum-seekers access food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. If they're lucky enough to receive official refugee status, a bike can help them find employment.

Since 2013, we have given away over 4,500 bikes to refugees from dozens of countries.

Each bike saves a refugee over £20 per week in bus fares - that's over £1,000 per year.

We run free cycling proficiency training for refugee women in London and Birmingham.