We are delighted to be working with Active Oxfordshire to launch a new project providing bikes for key workers across Oxford City in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Bikes will be given free of charge to NHS and social care staff who cannot use public transport during lockdown, or are keen to take advantage of the quieter roads to build up confidence in cycling to work.
To make this project happen, a fundraising appeal has been launched to raise enough funds to provide 100 bikes for NHS and social care heroes. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/bikesforkeyworkers
A donation of £20 could provide locks and lights for one bike, while £60 could cover the costs needed to provide one bike for a key worker.
Bikes are donated free of charge and checked over by volunteer mechanics, with final safety checks completed by qualified mechanics and bike shops. Once bikes are ready to go on the road, they will be allocated to NHS and social care key workers, working together with Oxford University Hospitals for referrals.
Any donation that you are able to make will be invaluable in helping us get this project on the road. Please do donate what you can and also spread the word to anyone else who might be interested in giving.