Project information


The project aims to work on housing estates and in conjunction with the police get youth to work on recovered bicycles. They will learn bike maintenance by working on these bikes and their own and by attending sufficient sessions can keepthe bicycle they have worked on or earn parts for their own.

Open ended

Charity information

London Cycling Campaign

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  • Need


    Engaging youth
    Teaching basic life skills
    Provide safe bicycles
    Provide bicyles for those without
    Attract new cyclists


    Running a long term programme with a definitive goal of getting a new bicycle or parts for their own bike will teach commitment if nothing else.

    Children often have badly maintained bikes and frequently either stop riding when the bike becomes unusable or continue riding on an unsafe bike.

    Even trivial problems like punctures can mean they stop riding.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Teach basic bicycle maintenance to young people


    » Run basic bicycle maintenance lessons

    Teach and assess bicycle maintenance to an approved level - AQA qualifications.

    Aim 2

    Equip youth with well maintained bicycles


    » Allow them to obtain quality spare parts and access to tools to maintain their bicycles

    Assessing the state of bicycles through out the project and beyond with the aim of running a social ride from the estate.

  • Impact


    To boost cycling uptake in the area the project is run in.

    Increase cycling rates to school, increase physical activitiy, make cycling a normal way to get about the estate by adults and childre alike.


    Maintain a constant supply of bicycles and parts.

    With close links with the police we believe the supply of bikes and to a lessor extents parts is solved.

    With the sale of bikes restored a small income stream will be generated to purchase new parts as and when needed.

    Volunteer time to ensure the sessions always happen as agreed is a risk, so we will engage local champions on the estates.


    We have a good track record of reporting projects back to donors as well as well as getting candidates to produce their own feedback, be that a film or posters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Tools Tools and tools storage
      £500 Parts Initial supply of spare parts
      £150 Stands work stands
      £150 Consumables Grease, oil
      £200 teaching materials Handouts and other teaching resources
  • Background


    London Borough of Ealing - their a many estates with a deprived background and we hae worked with several already.


    We aim to target 10-16 year olds but with past projects both younger and older people join in

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a long history of running cycling projects in the area for over 10 years and have developed a reputuation for delivering a diverse range of activities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Eales

    Project manager - ensuring the project is delivered on time and budget, sourcing the parts and talking to the police and estate workers

Bikes start to arrive

Bikes start to arrive