Two friends collected bicycles from the community for local asylum seekers struggling to travel around the city
How did the collaboration come about?
The Bristol Bike Project was born in 2008 when two friends returned from their first cycling tour with a new-found love of bikes and a desire to help their community. They had identified a need for affordable transport among asylum seekers in Bristol, as many of whom were struggling to get about the city to make important appointments and received very little support from the government. They posted flyers around the city and people started donating bicycles which they then donated to the Refugee Council. This was the start of the co-op that promotes transport equality and supports refugees and women’s rights.
Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?
How was the project funded