More in common; a story of an unlikely partnership.

We have more in common. Jo Cox Jo believed that we have more in common and she paid the ultimate price for such beliefs. Her sister Kim continues with the legacy now and we were asked to give her a hand. We partnered with The Jo Cox Foundation and The Jo Cox Way to look […]

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 […]

Be a bigger one

Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves… Emily Giffin This world is a strange place- as a pack animals we simply lost the skill of gathering and resolving issues using the†advantage of numbers. We turn to solitarity in whatever we do these days- for reason unknown we are unable […]

In it all together?

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life. Walter Annenberg It is busy at The Bikes College. People are calling from as far as Yeadon to donate bikes. Kids need bikes in Pudsey. If we were honest it got slightly overwhelming lately… But what […]

Too much for a few

Strive not to be a success but rather of a value. Albert Einstein We struggle to explain to the majority of people on our way that what we do is not for profit. Despite our soon-to-be legal structure we are not working like a standard company. When the bikes are being given away we prepare […]