Archive for Month: October 2017
Award Winning MCF Bradford Bikery
We are delighted to announce that the MCF Bradford Bikery has won a Cycling UK award. The MCF Bradford Bikery was awarded National winner best group achievement.
MCF Bradford Bikery joining forces with Capital of Cycling provided practical help and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford through their “Cycling to Sanctuary” initiative. During the Big Bike Revival the MCF Bradford Bikery gave away over 100 bikes that had been refurbished in MCF prison workshops. Some of the recipients are in absolute transport poverty so a bike can be a crucial tool. They also provide group activities, bike repair and organised rides, giving people positive experience and helping them integrate into the local community
The awards were presented at the Cycling UK Conference in Birmingham on Saturday 7 October. Pictured is MCF Bradford Bikery volunteer Rebecca Wedderburn with Chris Boardman.
Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Collection Day Success
On Saturday 30 September the Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale organised a recycling day in Ilkley town centre. They collected a variety of items to be refurbished including bikes for Margaret Carey Foundation workshops.
The day was a terrific success with 102 bikes collected for MCF as well as sewing machines, spectacles, workshop equipment, tools and wheelchairs to be refurbished by other organisanisations.
Margaret Carey Foundation would like to thank the Rotarians for all their hard work in again organising a fantastic collection day and all the members of the public who donated items.
The fantastic amount of bikes collected by the rotarians means our workshops will be supplied for a while but we are always happy to take donations of unwanted bikes as we have plenty of storage space. If you would like to donate a bike please call 07874627801 or email Helen
Read the full article on the Ilkley Gazette website
MCF Director David Brown with the collection of donated bikes in Ilkley.