Each week we rehome up to 10 unwanted bicycles…
…with people who really need access to affordable transport, including refugees and asylum seekers, those with long term health problems, ex-offenders and people on substance abuse recovery schemes.
We receive generous donations of bicycles from individuals and organisations each month, but we don’t just hand them straight out. We give each bike a thorough refurb, replacing worn parts with new components to make sure they’re in tip-top riding condition.
We also want to make sure we offer an educational and empowering experience, which has a lasting impact on the lives of all those involved. That’s why, rather than simply offering a charitable hand-out, each person who receives a bike from us takes part in a free maintenance workshop to learn mechanics skills.
But their involvement with us doesn’t stop there. Anyone who has ‘earned’ a bike from BBP has ongoing access to our free weekly repair workshops so they can keep their bikes rolling smoothly and build their mechanics skills too.
We also run dedicated programmes for young people and marginalised women.
We think all this is vital for our community, but it does cost money, which is why we need your support.
Becoming a BBP supporter
Help more people get out on two wheels by heading to bit.ly/BBPdonate and donating £10 a month. As a thank you, we’ll help you keep your bike rolling smoothly with 1 free service a year! Check out our Terms & Conditions below for how to redeem your service.
A regular monthly donation of £10 helps us keep this valuable service rolling, but if you’d rather make a smaller monthly donation or one-off donation that’s amazing too.