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Remember all profits go towards keeping refugees cycling!

Our mission is simple: let's get refugees cycling!

At The Bike Project, we take second-hand bikes, fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum-seekers.

We think London is a great city, bursting with opportunities – but it's also expensive. Especially when you're a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process on just £36 a week. At The Bike Project, we believe that no one should have to choose between eating a square meal and catching the bus. That's why we do bikes.

Our impact

Having fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin, most refugees arrive in London with absolutely nothing. 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.


As one of our bike beneficiaries put it: "When you have to go from charity to charity to feed yourself, a bike becomes very important to your life."


Since 2013, we have given away nearly 3,000 bikes to refugees from dozens of countries including Syria, Eritrea and Albania.


We also run cycle training for refugee women, empowering them to take control of their own transport – perhaps for the first time in their lives.

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

From pre-loved old bikes to lung-busting races – find your way to support The Bike Project.

  • Got an old bike?

    The Bike Project is built on bike donations from generous people just like you.

  • Got thighs of steel?

    Transform your humble bicycle into an epic fundraising machine.

  • Spare a tenner?

    £10 a month gets one more refugee cycling. As a thank you, we'll give you a free bike service.

  • Wanna learn bike mechanics?

    Our Thursday workshop needs your enthusiasm – no experience necessary.

  • Know a secure space?

    If you've got secure space for 10 or more bikes, we'd love to hear from you.

OUR STORIES

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