How donating old bikes can transform lives.
A charity based in East Riding, Yorkshire, is using bicycles to transform lives. Founded in 2015 by John Marshall, R-evolution is a charity that aims to develop the skills and confidence of unemployed people, homeless people, ex-offenders and people with mental health problems.
The Bike Project
In the UK, millions of old bikes are stored, forgotten and unused, in sheds and garages. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) reported that in 2018, more than 11,000 damaged bicycles were thrown away, and fewer than one in 10 people attempted to repair their broken bikes.