The need for bicycles in Africa

Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.

In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.

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Re~Cycle's Board of Trustees would like to hear from anyone with significant fundraising experience who is interested in finding out more about becoming a Trustee themselves. The role is voluntary and involves 4 meetings per year, with occasional phone calls and invitations to staff team building days and Christmas parties. Trustees act mainly in an advisory capacity, but take on small tasks from time to time according to their skillset. The Fundraising Trustee will advise the FR team manager and provide a sounding board for visualising the long term strategy of the organisation.