Tuesday, December 6th 2016 at 5:50PM GMT
The charity Help for Refugees has put out a call for bike mechanics, bike parts and crowdfunding. The charity has forty donated bikes that need to be fettled at their Calais warehouse:
Logistics manager – and bike racer – Rosie McGovern said:
“We have approximately 40 bikes in need of repair and a handful of kids bikes. Currently they are broken and taking up much needed space in our warehouse which we would love to use for goods such as tents and bedding to be sent out to meet immediate demand.
“Once fixed the bikes will be used in the refugee community as appropriate, focusing on many who have been resettled in a university scheme in Lille.”
She added that they will also be used to help long term volunteers who live in Calais “and are the pillars that keep this operation working. The majority of us live in static caravans five miles from the warehouse; bikes are great for independent transport and thinking space before and after long days helping out.”