The Bike Project

Finalist

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Summary

The Bike Project’s mission is simple: to get refugees cycling. We want to train and employ refugees to fix bikes for other refugees to cycle.

The Bike Project is a young charity based in Southwark, London. The idea is simple – to match up refugees without the money to travel around the city, with the thousands of abandoned or unwanted bikes in and around London. A qualified mechanic (himself a refugee) supervises a team of volunteers (mostly refugees) to fix up the bikes which are then allocated to recipients at the end of each session. Our idea is to scale up our operation and train more refugees as mechanics to fix up more bikes some of which we will sell to make money for the project.    

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