The UK is bursting with opportunities – but it’s also expensive. Especially when you’re a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process on just £37 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.
Our impactHaving fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin, most refugees arrive in the UK with absolutely nothing. A bike helps access food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. If lucky enough to receive official refugee status, a bike can help to find employment.
As one of our bike beneficiaries puts it: “When you have to go from charity to charity to feed yourself, a bike becomes very important to your life.”