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FAQs-bike buddies

I want to be a volunteer Bike Buddy, but...
  • I am under 18
    As volunteers will be working one-to-one with vulnerable adults, all participants must be 18 or older. Sorry!
  • I live on the outskirts of London
    Refugees can be housed all over London, so it is in our interest to have volunteers spread as far and wide as possible. You may, however, still need to be willing to travel a small distance to reach your nearest buddy.
  • I don’t have a bike
    Sorry! All Bike Buddies need to have access to their own bike. The Bike Project can't give bikes to anyone who is not a refugee or asylum seeker.
  • I work late or erratic hours
    No problem. Refugees don't always have a typical 9am-5pm schedule either. Equally, you don't have to meet up at the same time every week/fortnight. You'll probably be able to hammer out a good meeting time between the two of you.
  • I can't attend the training session
    Sorry! All Bike Buddies have to complete our two hour training session. These are currently held on a Saturday or Sunday in the SE5 area, althought this may be subject to change. Please don't apply if you're unable to take part.
  • I only want a buddy of the same gender as me
    No problem! You can specify this when you sign-up on our Bike Buddies App.
  • I don’t have a smartphone
    Again, no problem! Our Bike Buddies App, where you will be matched with and chat to your buddy, can be used through any web browser.
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