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Party time for Re-cycle: Bikes to Africa project

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:25

A PEDAL party proved a good idea for the first leg of a bicycle journey to Africa.
The Isle of Wight group of Re-cycle: Bikes to Africa held the party to prepare donated cycles.
Eleven helpers spent a hours removing pedals and turning handlebars on the 190 bikes so they could be easily transported.
Unwanted bikes had been dropped off over the last six months by members of the public at InnerSpaces Self Storage Solutions in Cowes, which stored them free until there were enough for a truckload.
Volunteers prepared them for their journey to the mainland and loaded them on to a 7.5 tonne truck loaned free of charge by Bartletts Van Hire for a ferry crossing donated by Wightlink.
A volunteer driver took them to Colchester to be shipped to Africa where they transform lives.
Whatever the condition, Re-cycle will accept a cycle and use its parts.
More information is at www.re-cycle.org or from Isle of Wight co-ordinator Sue Bailey on 07837 601 315 or the Facebook page Re-Cycle Isle of Wight.

 


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