September shipments: 1,286 bikes to Ghana
This month we sent three containers of bikes to our partners in Ghana.
The first shipment of 435 bicycles was sent to Ability Bikes Cooperative in Ghana, a social enterprise bike shop that provides affordable transport options to the local community of Koforidua. Oli McDonough, a bicycle mechanic from the Halfords Bromley store, recently visited Ability Bikes, helping to improve their storage solutions and stock control. We are extremely happy to be providing them with more bikes to further support their goals.
The second shipment of 429 bicycles went to our highly valued partners the Village Bicycle Project. They’ve been running a number of highly successful workshops in rural parts of Ghana, providing affordable bikes, mechanic training and selling the tools needed to maintain them.
A third container comprised of bikes collected by the 5 London branches of Action Bikes was loaded on the 27th of September at Twickenham RFC by Action Bikes and Re~Cycle staff along with a hoard of wonderful volunteers. A total of 422 bikes, along with spare parts and tools were loaded into the container, and will no doubt be of great use in aiding the Village Bicycle Project with their workshops.
We are ecstatic to be making such great progress and would like to thank our staff, volunteers and supporters for all their incredible work.