About the Bike Project
The Bike Project is a charity that was formed to take take second-hand bikes, fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum-seekers who have fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin and arrive in London with next to nothing.
A bike helps refugees and asylum-seekers access food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. If they're lucky enough to receive official refugee status, a bike can help them find employment.
How it works
Bikes are donated at collection points (Beryl is one!) where they are further collected by the Bike Project. The Bikes are then transported to the Bike Projects workshops where volunteers work magic and bring even the oldest of steeds back to life. From here a majority of bikes are donated to refugees and asylum-seekers, where the remaining are sold on the Bike Projects site - here - to help fund the charity.
How you can help
There's many ways in which you can help - How to support the Bike Project.
Specifically, you can donate your old bike at any of the collection points, including the Beryl office at the following address between 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri with no appointment;
Perseverance Works, Unit 6,
The Hangar, 38 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DD
The Bike Project will accept most bicycles as long as the frame is not bent or cracked.
Please follow the steps - here - before dropping your bike off!