INSPECTOR Barry Brown of Cheshire Constabulary has handed over 10 unclaimed bikes from lost or stolen property to Rotarian Clive Bond, coordinator for the Chester club’s Bikes4Africa appeal.
The club is collecting unwanted bikes for this appeal which is national charity Jole Rider’s flagship programme in support of its mission to change lives through education.
The bikes are sent to a central UK depot where they are sorted and then sent to various prisons, including Risley, to be reconditioned, before being sent in containers to Gambia.
Children in Africa often have to travel long distances to school, many cannot reach the classrooms at all and those that can frequently arrive late and exhausted after several hours walk in searing heat.
The Jole Rider solution is to provide bikes to support these secondary school children. The charity arranges the refurbishment of the bikes and ships them out to Gambia on a regular basis.
The Chester Rotary appeal is for unwanted bikes for age 10 upwards in reasonable shape and all the bits complete. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07765 251672 and a member will be in touch to arrange collection.