Windrush Bike Project is refurbishing bikes for key workers, particularly those who work in the NHS and Care Homes. They normally refurbish bikes, but they have stepped-up activity to meet higher demand and are coping with the challenges of social distancing in a small workshop. Last week they provided 13 keyworkers with bikes, 7 from stock and 6 refurbished. But they have a waiting list of 39 key workers in Oxfordshire looking for a bike for travel to work!
This is where we ask for your help: to continue this project they need more money, bikes and tyres.
- Money is needed for parts, lights, locks and workshop supervision – please give on Windrush’s Paypal Donation Page
- Bikes are needed to pass on or refurbish – given the strain in the workshop these need to be bikes that can be ready and safe to ride with a few hours work (not a few days!) If you think you know a suitable bike, contact Windrush or send a photo to email@example.com
- Tyres – particularly hybrid/road tyres that fit mountain bikes (26″) as they get many of these bikes with knobbly tyres that they like to convert. Again, contact Windrush to arrange a safe drop-off.
We are donating some money from Cycling UK Oxfordshire funds to support this valuable project. We encourage our members to support it further if you can.