7 April - Loading first shipment to Ability Bikes, Ghana

Today we are loading a container load of bikes for Ability Bikes Cooperative in Ghana. They have previously received shipments from The USA but this will the first from Re~Cycle.

417 bikes (highest recent total) plus lots of spares, tools, wheels and tyres. A great effort from all of our loading volunteers - our thanks to them all. The container is due to arrive in Tema on the 24th April so by the end of the month, the bikes will start be be given new owners and a new lease of life.

Thank you to all who donated bicycles to us recently, and to the generous people paying for the shipping; Transport for London (with a full on Tour de France sponosred ride - HERE), McKinsey & Co and Infinity Foods.

See http://bikesnotbombs-eefsa.blogspot.com/ for more information about this great project that creates employment for people with disabilities.

There is a short film about Ability Bikes Cooperative and the work they do made by David Branigan of the American group Bikes Not Bombs who helped get the cooperative started HERE.