The Bike Project

We are now a drop-off point for The Bike Project!

The Bike Project takes second-hand bikes, fixes them up and donates them to refugees and asylum-seekers.

The UK is bursting with opportunities – but it’s also expensive. Especially when you’re a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process on just £37 a week. The Bike Project believes that no one should have to choose between eating a square meal and catching the bus. That’s why The Bike Project gives donated bikes.

Having fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin, most refugees arrive in the UK with absolutely nothing. A bike helps access food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. If lucky enough to receive official refugee status, a bike can help to find employment.

As one bike beneficiary puts it:
“When you have to go from charity to charity to feed yourself, a bike becomes very important to your life.”

To Donate a Bike

The Bike Project relies on a steady flow of donated bikes from members of the public. A small proportion of the bikes get sold to fund the charity.

We’re really pleased the Moseley Exchange is now a bike drop-off point for The Bike Project.

You can bring an old bike to us at any time during our regular opening hours of 8.30am to 7pm weekdays; no need to make an appointment.

We accept whole kids’ and adults’ bikes, not parts or accessories. A whole bike is defined as having all or almost all of the components, including both wheels, no broken frames and no more than 25% rust. The bike must not have a bent or cracked frame.

We’ll ask you to fill in a Gift Aid donation form if possible, or you can fill in the form online at: Bike Project Gift Aid form>

Find out more about The Bike Project>

Finding Peace Through Madness – Art Exhibition by Sajida Asif

Finding Peace Through Madness – Art Exhibition by Sajida Asif

This collection of paintings was triggered by a recent experience of profound deafness and severe tinnitus, which led to the inability to hear any human voice. Unable to communicate with anyone and being trapped in my head, the only place I found peace was in the outdoors amongst nature. It was there, I found myself picking up a paintbrush after many years to create a place where I could escape the madness of the noise in my head and finally find some peace.

Sajida Asif

Sajida Asif is a Birmingham-born artist based in Moseley. After graduating with a Masters degree in Fine Art, Sajida held exhibitions of her work both locally and abroad, with previous exhibitions held in Amsterdam, Walsall New Art Gallery and more recently a six week solo exhibition in the Coach House Gallery, Birmingham. Sajida has carried out lots of commissioned projects with schools and other organisations. These projects have involved murals, fabric hangings and art, painted benches with the Big Read and most recently an outdoor public piece as part of Stechford Art Trail 2018. Sajida has worked with many different mediums and art forms.

Artist Statement

Capturing colour is pivotal. It is always the colour I remember from my experiences of nature. Colour inspires. I strive to convey that sense of peace we can find in nature which is sometimes missing in our world. Through my artwork, I attempt to bring the outdoors inside, a place of peace we can enjoy and envisage ourselves in. Living with beautiful objects and buildings amongst  the natural world, reminds us to reconnect with nature. The underlying subject matter is always finding peace, whether it is through a landscape painting or a surreal composition. I use acrylic paints on canvas to capture the excitement of the world through my perception of it.