Our mission is simple: to get refugees cycling.
We are a community of refugees, mechanics and volunteers. We receive donations of second- hand bikes, fix them together at our workshop, and then donate them to refugees. By attending our workshop and helping to fix their own bike, all beneficiaries get actively involved in the process as much as possible. This enables them to learn basic bike maintenance and form long-term supportive relationships.Why the community needs us
Transport in London can be expensive. This is especially true for a refugee going through the asylum process. Having fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin, they are forced to live on a mere £36 a week in benefits, and prevented from finding employment. London is a city that is rich in opportunities. A bike can help these people reach the many resources that London has to offer: charities that can feed them, lawyers, home office appointments and moreOur impact on the community
To date, we have provided almost 3,000 bikes to refugees in London. In 2018, we are looking to provide a further 1,300 bikes to refugees. On average, a bike saves a refugee around £1,040 per year in transport expenses. In total, we have saved almost 3,000 refugees over £3,000,000 per year!