The Bike Project

At The Bike Project, we take second-hand bikes, fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum-seekers. London is bursting with opportunities – but it's also expensive. Especially when you're a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process on just £36 a week.

At The Bike Project, we believe that no one should have to choose between eating a square meal and catching the bus. That's why we do bikes. In addition to donating bikes, we run Pedal Power, all-female cycling lessons for refugee women, and our Bike Buddies scheme that matches our refugee cyclists with a buddy in their local area to help them build confidence using their bike.

We rely on donated bikes to do our work, and a number of them are refurbished and sold in our online shop to raise much-needed funds for our work - in this film Louis Theroux buys a bike from us, and donates his old one.

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