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>