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Local bike project launches appeal for second-hand bicycles

19 July 2021

The Hampton Bike Project at Hampton Methodist Church has launched a public appeal for second-hand bicycles of all conditions to be donated to help get refugees and asylum seekers cycling.

The Hampton Bike Project are asking residents to donate any second-hand or unused bicycles that they might have. The Bike Project take donations of second-hand bikes and repair them before donating them to local refugees and asylum seekers.

The Bike Project are seeking donations from the public of bicycles of all sizes and condition. Bikes donated to The Hampton Bike Project will be refurbished and then donated to refugees and asylum seekers who will benefit from the independence of their own reliable mode of transport.

Cllr. Gareth Richards, Richmond Council’s Cycling Champion said:

"The Hampton Bike Project is a fantastic initiative providing refugees and asylum seekers with an invaluable mode of transport. Bicycles can provide a vital mode of transport to help refugees and asylum-seekers access local services especially for those who might have to travel considerable distance to access service. It can also provide a great form of independence for newly settled refugees and asylum seekers to help them integrate into communities."

Donations to The Bike Project can be arranged with volunteer organisers at the Hampton Methodist Church. To arrange a donation please email Mrs. Wendy Salmon at wig_6534@hotmail.com.

Find out more about the Bike Project.

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Updated: 19 July 2021