We are proud to support The Bike Project, a London based charity that collect unwanted bikes, refurbish them and give them to refugees in the city providing them with a free way to get around that also promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Thinking about getting a bike?
The bike project shop sell a selection of 2nd hand bikes through their online shop to help support the charity. Free shipping is included on all purchases and all proceeds from the sale are reinvested back into the charity. Unite Students enjoys an exclusive 10% discount off all purchases, just use the code: UNITE10… so why not take a look and see if something takes your fancy?
More about The Bike Project
13,500 asylum seekers flee to London each year.
27, 500 bikes are abandoned over the same period.
Just one of these abandoned bikes can help save a refugee £20 per week on bus fare. That’s £1040 a year...
1,300 refugees received bikes in the first 3 years, making a collective saving of £1,352,000
Demand for the bike projects work has increased significantly over recent months due to the humanitarian crisis occurring in Syria, with more and more refugees seeking their help. Today a bike is even more vital for asylum seekers and refugees, as they face the twin challenges of the government making it harder for them to receive their allowance, and public transport fares increasing.
It costs just £100 to get each refugee on the road. This covers the cost of the refurbished bike, a helmet, lock, lights, and a road safety training session from a professional cycling instructor.