Shipments sent in 2012

We set ourselves an ambitious target of sending 12 shipments this year (we sent 9 in 2011). Sadly our relocation to new premises that took place in September disrupted our shipping plans for the latter part of the year and we ended up only shipping 9 containers from January to December 2012. However, 2013 started with flourish and we shipped 6 containerloads in the first 5 months and are hoping that we will set a new record for number of bikes shipped.

February - Salvo Bikes, Mchinji, Malawi

  • Shipped 3rd February
  • 437 bikes loaded + wheels, tyres & spare parts
  • The 2nd shipment from Re-Cycle
  • Grand total = 912 bikes sent

March 2012 - Ability Bikes, Ghana

  • Shipped 14th March
  • 387 bikes loaded + wheels, tyres & spare parts
  • The 3rd shipment from Re-Cycle
  • Grand total = 1,254 bikes sent

April 2012 - Kaloko Trust, Zambia

  • Shipped 18th April
  • 404 bikes loaded + wheels, tyres & spare parts
  • The 4th shipment from Re-Cycle
  • Grand total = 1,564 bikes sent

May 2012 - Glad's House Bikes, Mombasa, Kenya

  • Loaded on 17th May
  • 431 bikes loaded + max. possible quantity of spares as requested
  • The 6th shipment to Glad's House from Re-Cycle
  • Grand total = 2,300 bikes sent

June 2012 - Village Bike Project, Ghana

  • Loaded on 15th June
  • 381 bikes loaded including 61 Royal Mail bikes
  • Approx. 100 of the bikes will go to outreach projects in rural villages
  • Total bikes sent to VBP since first shipment in 2003 now 9,211

July 2012 - BEN, Namibia

  • Loaded on 14th & 15 July
  • 397 bikes loaded including 92 Royal Mail bikes
  • 47 bags and 655 loose items of spare parts also packed
  • The 8th shipment to Namibia since 2005
  • Grand total = 3,007 bikes sent

August 2012 - Village Bicycle Project, Ghana

  • Loaded on 4th August at Twickenham Rugby Club
  • 412 bikes loaded + spare parts
  • The bikes collected by Action Bikes donated by their customers
  • The 25th shipment to VBP since 2003
  • Grand total = 9,623 bikes sent

August 2012 - BEN, S. Africa

  • Loaded on 28th & 29th August
  • The final shipment sent from our old address on Moorside
  • 407 bikes loaded
  • 175 bags and loose items of spare parts also packed
  • The 7th shipment to BEN since 2008
  • Grand total = 2,746 bikes sent

October 2012 - Glad's House Bikes, Mombasa, Kenya

  • Finished loading on 31st October
  • 416 bikes loaded
  • 337 bags and loose items of spare parts also packed
  • The 7th shipment to Glad's House since 2009
  • Grand total = 2,716 bikes sent

Summary of requested bookings 2012

1 x BEN, Namibia

2 x BEN, South Africa

3 x Glad’s House, Kenya

2 x Mchinji Bike Project, Malawi

1 x Ability Bikes, Ghana

2 x Village Bicycle Project, Ghana

1 x Kaloko Trust, Zambia