Bicycle Aid

Bicycle Aid was created after a realisation that a bike can be a valuable aid item. Launched in 2015 the project focused largely on giving refugees living in Calais access to a bicycle.

After joining an initial trip to Calais in August 2015, organised by cyclists in London, Bicycle Aid crowdfunded to raise £1000 in the autumn of that year to take a van loaded full of bikes and bicycle mechanics to the Calais refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’.

Bicycles can transform long walks into a freewheel when refugee camps are situated a long way from shops/services. They are also a valuable tool to travel around the vast refugee camps on the borders of Syria that are home to millions of people. The cycling communities of the world are made up of compassionate people who understand the benefits of a bike and care about folk having access to one. Bicycle Aid is building a community of cyclists from around the world who through events and crowdfunding support bikes, tools and training being delivered into refugee camps as aid.

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