Merry Christmas

…it is good to give and it should feel good to receive…

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 […]

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 […]