Badge A Bike FAQs
Where do the bikes come from?
Bikes are donated to jole rider, free of charge, by people in the UK.
Some come from individuals; many are rescued from household recycling centres and the police.
Bikes also come from hire fleets and businesses.
Does jole rider ever run out of bikes?
Most unlikely. There are literally tens of thousands of unused bicycles and we are offered them every day.
The only limitation is the funding to deliver them to schools in Africa.
What will my donation be spent on?
Your donation will deliver a bike to an African school so that a child can reach their education.
It will also support the bikes4Africa programme in other ways, for example, to fund spare parts, repairs and skills training.
What will the Badge-A-Bike Gift comprise?
The Gift comprises:
A bike being DELIVERED to a child needing an education for their future
YOUR personal message printed on a numbered badge we affix to that bike
An INVITATION to jole rider’s Container Loading Day to see the bike loaded for Africa
And a gift CERTIFICATE to keep:
Naming the school to which the bike will be delivered
Giving the date your Badged Bike will be shipped to Africa
Showing an image of your printed badge with your personal message
Including a letter from jole rider in Africa thanking you for the difference YOU have made
Why are bikes needed?
Many children in Africa live a long way from their nearest secondary school.
There is little reliable or affordable public transport.
So the children have to walk for many miles to get an education.
A bike makes all the difference to them.
Will the need for bikes in Africa ever be satisfied?
The need for bikes by African children, to enable them to reach the education they long for, is enormous.
jole rider has delivered 1000's of bikes, but this is only a tiny percentage of the number needed to create the teachers, doctors, nurses, scientists and other educated adults of tomorrow Africa needs.
How will my Badge-A-Bike Gift help?
Every Badge-A-Bike Gift means that one more child will get to school.