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A fine selection of tales from the workshop floor, including incredible refugee stories, inspirational volunteer chronicles – and the occasional shameless cry for help

Sponsor a Bike, share the freedom

As a child, despite the dedicated efforts of her family, Katie Susser never quite got ...

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Teaching refugees to cycle with confidence

How do you teach something that you find instinctive? That’s the question Leila asked ...

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More Space Please!

The Bike Project is looking for more space! Ideally a warehouse and an office within L...

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A message from James

It was a week ago that I lined up at the alarm-clock destroying time of 5.44 a.m to tr...

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Why I’m pledging my ride

James Webb (pictured left) On the 30th of July I’m taking part in the 2017 Prudentia...

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Refugee women learning to cycle

Refugee women often have hardly any experience of cycling, as it may not be encouraged in their home country. We run a women-only project, where they can learn to ride in a warm, supportive environment. Their confidence grows as they learn to ride safely, while meeting like-minded people and making friends. The post Refugee women learning to cycle appeared first on The Bike Project.

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Thank you Pooja Puri, author of The Jungle

  I’m David and I’m Chair of The Bike Project. Pooja tells you: “For anyone looking for a way to help, The Bike Project is a wonderful charity which donates bikes to refugees and asylum seekers.” The Jungle and The Bike Project are a tandem. Like the young people in the book, we know the value of a bicycle for unlocking space; access; time; health and sociability. The Bike Project brings more of life within the reach of refugees and...

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Saddler well

Beautiful as a dancer’s slipper and just as sturdy, there’s something utterly balletic about a Brooks saddle. They’re also the comfiest place to perch your bum this side of a sofa (and a better fit on your bike, too). Invented over 100 years ago by lavishly-bearded John Boultbee Brooks, you can still spot a Brooks saddle by its unique leather design today. John wasn’t always into bikes. He started out as a saddle maker for horses, and it was only when his horse died that he decided...

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Cyclists on a mission

Ben and John from Hiplok have donated a load of their very clever, wearable bike locks...

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We asked, Blaze answered

We’re always on the look out for new Bike Hubs, places that can accept and hold donati...

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Become a Bike Hub

Becoming a Bike Hub for The Bike Project is an easy, wonderful way to support refugees...

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Happy New Year!

Can you guess which New Year’s Resolution often tops the most popular lists? If you guessed ‘Support The Bike Project’, we think you’re not far off. Along with ‘exercise more’ (which is the usual top spot), loads of other common resolutions are Bike Project friendly. So if you’ve chosen any of these 3, we reckon we can help you keep it for the whole year round.   Get fit/exercise more This is an easy one – you’ll want one bike,...

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