Stop nodding

It is extremely difficult to explain certain things to the people who really are not trained.

Together we can do it better

Do you know where TARA community centre is? We think you should find out as it becomes a bit more important now once you own a bike…

The apple does not fall far from the tree

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Donít wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama It sometimes occurs to us suddenly that […]

‘…I want to ride my bicycle…’

The average family earning minimum wage spends 141 percent of their income struggling to meet basic needs – food, shelter, clothing.† Sherrod Brown We met Labbonti today. He was a bit late but he said that he has had a busy night last night. We patiently listened to his story. He lived in Wales in […]

Old friends new things

…there is no such a thing like free… Local phrase We have had a busy time at The Bikes College in the last few weeks. We had a few interesting conversations that can lead to more good things- keep your eyes peeled so you can be upto date. Some new faces appeared in our workshop; […]

Louder than words

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss Leeds is such a big place. It is mentioned as a capital of the North†on numerous occasions. With every great story comes an untold tale of things that often get omitted by the mainstream media: the social isolation, the lack of access to […]

New friends keep us busy

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus So many people responded to our correspondence; so many people are willing to give up their time to meet and talk to us; so many people are […]

Sunny days just a smile away

You cannot buy happiness but you can get a bike and that is pretty damn close. Anonymous It gets you sentimental sometimes. It does. That sad and overwhelming feeling of powerlessness and inability to help. It is enslaving. But what comes following the days filled with powerlessness and pessimism is empowering and euphoric awakening. Those […]

Important news come right in time for summer

From time to time The Bikes College idles to its quiet but busy mode. We get distracted from anything else but work with what we do. We finally are able to share one of the†most important news that we ourselves were awaiting with soon-to-be understood anticipation. The Bikes College is an officially registered social enterprise […]

Teach the simplest things first

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz It appears that The Bikes College†must be doing some things right as we teach some new things these days. We met T., 6 years old, and her parents a few weeks ago when […]