The huge difference a bike can make!
In remote communities, a bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education, but also provide many with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine and shelter. One bicycle can support social rehabilitation and economic change. It is Bikes4Life’s mission to collect, restore and provide bicycles to some of the most marginalised and impoverished communities around Australia and the rest of the world.
Bikes4Life is a 100% volunteer run charity that refurbishes bicycles that would otherwise end up as landfill, and donate these bikes to various organisations in Australia and overseas. These bikes have been gifted to Ukrainian refugees, Disability Services Australia and remote and aboriginal communities in Australia. Since Bikes4Life was founded in Victoria, they have supplied bikes to various countries in Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi), Pacific (Fiji and Nauru), and Asia (Pakistan, Thailand and Cambodia).
Clive Hughes from Bikes4Life said “We welcome volunteers to join us on Wednesday’s between 2pm – 4pm (no experience required). Used bicycles can be dropped off to our workshop at any time, and we only ask that the bicycles be in good working condition. We are always keen to establish new partnerships with charities, that are seeking refurbished bikes. We would also like to thank Kimbriki who have been an invaluable partner since 2018, and would welcome any monetary donations, or sponsorships that help raise money for tools and the expensive cost of freighting refurbished bicycles overseas.”
For more details on why Bikes4Life do what they do, specific projects which have been completed, and details about other workshops, please go to our website – bikes4life.com.au/sydney-north/