London Cycling Campaign

Earn-a-bike

The project aims to work on housing estates and in conjunction with the police get youth to work on recovered bicycles. They will learn bike maintenance by working on these bikes and their own and by attending sufficient sessions can keepthe bicycle they have worked on or earn parts for their own.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 8:48 AM, 7 January 2011 to 8:48 AM, 7 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115789)

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Amount raised

£5

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Engaging youth Teaching basic life skills Provide safe bicycles Provide bicyles for those without Attract new cyclists

Solution

Running a long term programme with a definitive goal of getting a new bicycle or parts for their own bike will teach commitment if nothing else. Children often have badly maintained bikes and frequently either stop riding when the bike becomes unusable or continue riding on an unsafe bike. Even trivial problems like punctures can mean they stop riding.