The Avenues Bike Project

The Avenues Bike Project, based in Hull worked closely with the Margaret Carey Foundation until they closed in March 2019. They were a small registered charity run entirely by a team of approximately 20 volunteers. The Avenues collected unwanted bikes in Hull, which were refurbished in Margaret Carey Foundation prison workshops. Refurbished bikes were returned to The Avenues who sent one container load of bikes (approx. 450 bikes) to the Village Bike Project in Sierra Leone or Ghana each year. The Village bike project then distributed the bikes locally, specifically supporting girls and young women into bike ownership in order to redress the gender inequality in education and employment. Bikes were distributed to children, young people and adults in rural areas to help them get to work, college or school, distances that would have taken up to 4 hours to walk.

We are sad to say goodbye to The Avenues Bike Project and wish them all well in their future endeavours.