Here at The Recycle Project CIC we see a lot of opportunity to help people see and understand things in a whole new light. From ways to re-use things in their home, learning new skills, or giving them a product we have made of recovered from one of our household recycling centres. Our 100 bikes giveaway will be a brilliant addition to the roster!
The 100 Bikes Giveaway - What is it?
The 100 bikes giveaway is our effort to give back and help people get around and learn new skills. We aim to not only help provide them an affordable method of transport but teach them how to maintain their new bike and look after it in a series of hands-on workshops.
We have allocated the bike to different communities and groups of people who we think could benefit the most from it. With support from our partners, YO1 Radio, ReCycle York and The Lottery Community Fund, we believe this is going to be our best one yet!
What will the National Lottery Funding be used for?
100 bikes will be donated over a period of 6 months to those who would not otherwise be able to access a bike and where a bike could really impact the individual’s access to the city, work and would benefit their everyday life.
We will be giving away 60 children’s bikes and 40 adult’s bikes to members of our local community. Local York charities and organisations will be supported to identify those who are in need and how best to distribute the bikes.
Adult’s who are identified to receive one of the bikes will be invited to attend one of our workshops running during the 6 month period where they will have the opportunity to learn how to: look after their bikes; do simple repairs and maintenance and keep their bike in good condition. They will work on their own bikes which they can then take home with them.
Family bikes giveaway
As part of our 100 bike giveaway campaign, we are funning a Facebook competition where you can win 4 bikes (with over £1000!). We want to provide a full family (2 adults and 2 kids) with a bike each and what a great way to achieve this than a simple like and share competition on Facebook. Make sure you heard over and don’t miss out on the opportunity.
There is going to be plenty more going on over the next 6 months, plenty more blog posts, plenty more bikes given away and plenty more happy faces and people on the road enjoying the wind in their hair (under their helmet!)
We are very proud to have The Lottery Community Fund supporting us
It is a massive milestone for us to have The National Lottery funding one of our campaigns and we are driving forward to maximise impact with this one and really help people make a difference in their lives. The 6 month long campaign would not be possible without this funding and we are really grateful and excited to this campaign unfold! We have a lot in store including our ‘Bike Bike Event’ which is launching on June 10th.