Most of those people lack access to any form of transport and spend hours every day walking to get to collect clean water, firewood or to reach school or work.

‘That’s a population 10 times the size of the UK’

Not only does this take a toll on their health and time spent working, it often means children miss school altogether. 

Education

Bikes help to keep children in school. 

A bicycle can cut journey times by as much as 75% which means students can travel in safety to and from school with energy left to learn and time left to rest. 

Read Nyarra's story

Livelihoods

A bike can increase the income of a family in Africa by 35%

Anything traded, must be transported. A bike opens up lots of possibilities to traders.

 

Health

Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

A bike can help a single person carry 5 times the amount of clean water.

 

 

How we can help

Bikes are resilient, cheap to buy and cost nothing to run. They can be maintained by trained repairers and can be used by the entire family.

In the UK, millions of healthy bikes are stored in sheds and garages without hardly being used. We create an opportunity for these bikes to be re-used and sent to some of the most remote communities in Africa.

Sending bikes it not all we do - we manage projects which help specific people or which help keep the bikes we send sustainable.

CYCLE TO SCHOOL

Donate to Cycle to School

Local Mechanic Training

Donate to Local Mechanic Training

The Big Build

Donate to The Big Build