Shipments sent in 2010

January - Glad's House Bikes, Mombasa, Kenya

  • Shipment loaded 28 & 29 January
  • 390 bikes shipped - but sadly no Royal Mail bikes in stock

February - Ghana, Village Bicycle Project & Ezetala

  • Shipment loaded 25 & 26 Feb
  • 365 bikes loaded including 72 ex. Royal Mail bikes
  • Container purchased to stay with Ezetala for conversion to workshop
  • Load being shared between Village Bicycle Project and Ezetala to the benefit of both. Ezetala received half a container load - a more easily manageable quantity for their first consignment and Village Bicycle Project get another delivery of bikes sooner than they would otherwise have done. We are very pleased ts cooperating and working together in this way. It opens up possibilities for more share consignments in the future.

April - Ghana, Ability Bikes

  • New partner set up with support from Bikes Not Bombs, USA
  • Based in Koforidua, Eastern Region, approx 100km North of Accra
  • Shipment loaded 8th April
  • 417 bikes loaded - but sadly no Royal Mail bikes in stock

May - Zambia, Kaloko Trust

  • Container loaded 14 & 15 May
  • 349 bikes loaded into standard height 40' container sent in error
  • Bikes collected over several weeks by Romsey Test Rotary Club
  • A great effort by their members led by Graham Lee - thanks to all
  • Strong Mountain Bikes preferred to be suitable for local roads

June - Village Bicycle Project, Ghana

  • Container loaded 2nd & 3rd June
  • 413 bikes loaded + spare parts
  • Another shipment to our longest standing partner

July - BEN South Africa

  • Container loaded 30 June & 1 July
  • 434 bikes loaded + completely knocked down bicycles
  • Shipment sent as soon as new Import Permit received

August - BEN Namibia

  • Container loaded 6 August
  • 361 Bikes loaded + spare parts + lots of tyres
  • Strong Mountain Bikes sent to be most suitable for local roads
  • No Road or Racing Bikes sent

September - Glad's House Bikes, Mombasa, Kenya

  • Container loaded 9 & 10 September
  • 381 Bikes loaded + lots of spare parts etc.
  • No road or racing bikes sent - not popular locally
  • Limited number only of child size bikes sent as requested

October - Mchinji Bicycle Project, Malawi (new partner)

  • New Partner and our first shipment to Malawi
  • Anti Child Trafficking Project supported by The Salvation Army - International Development Division
  • Container loaded 9 & 10 November
  • 475 Bikes loaded - a record number!!

November - Village Bicycle Project, Ghana

  • Container loaded 12 & 13 November
  • 464 Bikes loaded - a great effort from our new London based volunteers
  • Bikes collected by Abel & Cole "Wheelie Big Bike Drop"
  • Container loaded at Abel & Cole, Wimbledon
  • A great way to end the years shipping!