Melbourne, Australia info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Lucky’s Story

If you are wanting some inspiration to kick off your new year, have a listen to Michael Linke, founder of Bicycling Empowerment Network, and Lucky Mbako, owner of Oshana Bicycles, discuss all things Bicycles in a conversation that spans from Australia all the way to Namibia, where Lucky is situated.

Lucky details the very start of his cycling journey, which began by being a part of the Physically Active Youth organisation all the way through to starting the Oshana Bicycle shop. Lucky explains that during the first four years of operating Oshana Bicycle shop, the team focused on fixing bicycles and selling bicycles took place based on customer requests. The Bicycle shop started from very humble beginnings, but Lucky is delighted to inform listeners that thanks to all the volunteers and donations the Oshana Bicycle shop has been able to grow to what it is today.

To hear more about Lucky’s story, and all the fascinating details from the beginning of his cycling journey to becoming a leading cycling advocate and entrepreneur in Northern Namibia, click here!

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge – Final Strava Club Stats and Prize Winners Announced

The final week was our best week of the Pedal for Purpose virtual event with 223 Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club members (runners, walkers and cyclists) completing 676 activities for a total of 29,695km. 

This leaves us with the phenomenal total of 2,767 activities logged on Strava for over 110,036km which equals 10 virtual containers on their way to Namibia. A great effort by everyone! 

The Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Club Top 10 Leaderboard (by distance) at the end of the Pedal for Purpose virtual event:

Week 2 – first round of prizes:

  • A $115 prize pack presented by Knog goes to Nick Gils for not being able to decide where to go.
  • A $20.00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to Triple B for his Red Wine Ride theme.
  • A $20.00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to John Paul Lopez Taberdo for his “ Lords of Thunder “ ride.

Week 3 – second round of prizes:

  • A $129.99 prize pack presented by Knog has to go to John Holland for his night ride. You will see why if you look at the prize. 

The next two prizes go to some team members who seemed to need a lift after a couple of tough rides!

  • A $35. 00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to Michael Mc Carthy for his appalling average.  
  • A $35.00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to Kaye Graham for her struggle street ride. 

Week 4 – final round of prizes:

  • A $139.99 prize pack presented by Knog goes to Lisa Jacob for her 813km on the bike this week and many of them in the mountains.
  • A $50.00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to Greg Walters for his superb photo. 
  • A $50.00 Bicycle Super Store Voucher goes to Brett Kingston for also topping the 800km mark for the week .

Special shout out to Aiden B, one of our NRS riders, for a quick recovery after a nasty crash on the last day. 

Still time to donate and join our Strava club

Don’t forget to donate if you wish and please encourage other riders to join our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club community at anytime. We have grown from 68 members to 223 Strava club members over the duration of the Pedal for Purpose virtual event!

We will touch base with all prize winners in the next week or so. 

Thank you again and have a great holidays and celebrate 2021 as a community that has supported each other through a very difficult year.

2020 Pedal for Purpose Challenge – Keep Those Wheels Spinning

The Pedal for Purpose Challenge doesn’t end until 4th December, so it’s not too late to get pedalling for a great cause! If you have already joined the challenge, keep those wheels spinning, you’re doing great. However, if you are struggling to motivate yourself to jump on your bicycle as we settle back into normal life, perhaps hearing how bicycle donations empower communities in Namibia may provide you with just the incentive you need to keep pedalling!

In partnership with the Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN), Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne sent a container of 250 bicycles to Opuwu, Namibia. Alongside this, with funds from donations, volunteers have undertaken training to enable them to learn how to fix bikes, run a business and be equipped with all the skills needed to run a bicycle workshop.

Until this container of bicycles touched down in Opuwu, Opuwu did not have its own bicycle shop. Bicycle sales and repairs is crucial in Opuwu, as although it has one of the lowest rates of HIV infection in Namibia, home based care givers struggle to take care of the ill as they cannot reach outlying areas. This bicycle shop allows volunteers to reach home based care clients and makes it much easier for people weakened by HIV-AIDS to complete their daily tasks without needing to use as much effort.

As you can see, bicycle donations can have a huge impact on communities in Namibia. By participating in the Pedal for Purpose Challenge you can facilitate this empowerment. Your hard work and sweat will have a far greater outcome than just getting fit (although that’s great too!), you will be making a tangible difference to people’s lives.

If you haven’t signed up yet, follow the instructions below and get pedalling!

1. Download the Strava mobile app on your smart phone.

2. Use this link to join the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club

3. Join others Pedalling for Purpose in the Virtual Challenge by riding, walking, moving and tracking your Kilometres as a member of our Bicycles for Humanity Strava Cycling Club

4. Follow the prompts to donate via MyCause

5. Share the love and spread the word on Social Media using the hashtag: #B4HVirtualChallenge

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge – The Brakes Are Off

Pedal for Purpose

Help us virtually cover the distance of 11,240km from Melbourne to Namibia by biking, riding and joining our virtual Strava club event.

Virtual Challenge Details

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne is excited (wheely pumped) to be launching our annual fundraiser for 2020 the Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge.

While it’s been an unusual 2020 so far, we remain encouraged by the enthusiasm of donors and growing number of Volunteers. All who have remained active throughout our shared hibernation and lockdown.

From 9th November 2020, we’re looking to build on this energy and lift community spirits by reconnecting and connecting socially, from a safe distance. Whether you live locally in Victoria, across the border, or globally, you’re invited to join us in staying active for a good cause.

So, take to the pedals and the pavement, and help us cover the distance from Melbourne to Namibia – over 11,000km in total. All in the name of raising funds to empower futures and communities in Namibia – one bicycle at a time.

If you’re a regular fitness junkie, or simply looking to contribute to a good cause – you can take part from home or on the go anytime throughout November. Every kilometre you cover with Strava will be logged towards our goal distance.

What: 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Ride Event

When: 9th November – 4th December 2020

Where: Virtually event using Strava to track distance of all participants. See the join and participation instructions below.

Virtual Challenge Sponsors & Prizes

For all Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club members and participants, there are 9 spoke-tacular prizes up for grabs thanks to our incredible sponsors and good friends at Knog and the Bicycle Superstore.

Knog

knog logo

Knog Prize Pack 1 – Value $134.90

Blinder Mini Niner Twinpack – $74.95

Oi Luxe Bell – $59.95

Knog Prize Pack 2 – Value $129.90

Oi Classic Bell – $29.99

Cobber Mid Rear – $105

Knog Prize Pack 3 – Value $114.95

Oi Luxe Bell – $59.95

Plus Twinpack – $54.99

Bicycle Super Store

bicycle superstore logo

Prize 1:

2 x $50 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Prize 2:

2 x $35 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Prize 3:

2 x $20 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Bicycle Superstore Strava Riding Club

If you are already a Strava member and interested in joining our long time supporter Bicycles Superstore’s Strava riding club you can using this link:

Bicycle Super Store Strava Riding Club

Join and Participate in the Virtual Challenge Event

All you have to do to join, participate and donate in this Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge is by following these 5 steps:

1. Download the Strava mobile app on your smart phone.

2. Use this link to join the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club

3. Join others Pedalling for Purpose in the Virtual Challenge by riding, walking, moving and tracking your Kilometres as a member of our Bicycles for Humanity Strava Cycling Club

4. Follow the prompts to donate via MyCause

5. Share the love and spread the word on Social Media using the hashtag: #B4HVirtualChallenge

In the name of funding futures, we welcome all participants who join the challenge to make a donation and/or call on friends and family to join the distance and support our annual fundraiser. Just $20 is enough to send a donated bicycle to Africa — and it’s tax deductible.

If you can’t join us from 9th November, you can join and participate anytime throughout the event and help us reach our target kilometres and fundraising.

Are you a Strava member?

If you are already a Strava member, use this link to join our Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne Srava Cycling Club.

If you are not already a Strava member, you can sign up when use this link to join the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club.

Follow the progress of our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club’s members’ progress:

Virtual Challenge Event Donations

Donating $20 will send 1 bicycle to Africa to help support and empower local communities in Namibia through our local partners.

Donate directly to our 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Event and fundraiser using your preferred payment method below:

Donate via MyCause

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Event Donation Form

Donate via Direct Bank Transfer

Donation Amount: $20+
Name: Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne
BSB: 033-029
Account: 155859
Bank: Westpac
Reference: “Pedal for Purpose”

Donate via PayPal

Use your debit or credit card to donate to Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne via PayPal

Virtual Challenge Event Terms & Conditions

Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation registered in the State of Victoria, Australia under the Association Incorporations Act. (ABN 64 536 981 955) and is the organiser of Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge 2020.

Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge 2020 (“The Event”) is an event open to everyone and is not restricted by jurisdiction or territory. The event is open from 9th November 2020, and closes on 4th December 2020.

The Event is conducted by Bicycles For Humanity, Melbourne. Any use of the event name, content, logos and/or visible images without permission by Bicycles For Humanity, Melbourne, is strictly forbidden.

The Event is a promotional campaign and is intended to:

  1. encourage participation in safe and responsible cycling, with knowledge and skills,
  2. encourage cycling as an individual past-time and lifestyle choice, 
  3. increase the awareness of sustainability in recycling bicycles, and 
  4. increase the awareness of Bicycles For Humanity’s principal objectives and cause.

The organiser provides a platform for participation in The Event only, and participants in The Event are advised to observe the following:

  1. The organiser is not responsible for participants’ equipment choice, route choice or health status. Participants and other users of the information provided for The Event are recommended to:
    a. consult a health professional before embarking on any program of physical exercise;
    b. seek advice on the suitability and safety of equipment that is intended to be used in The Challenge;
    c. consider safety messages and tips to ensure that they ride responsibly for their own and others safety and courtesy.
  2. The organiser does not provide specific or recommendations for cycling routes and pathways, but recommends that participants and other users of the information, undertake to research and examine a range of credible sources to find and determine additional information relevant for their individual cycling routes and pathways suitable to their own abilities and safety. The organiser takes no responsibility in participants’ choice of cycling routes or pathways.
  3. The Event is not a competition, and participants are asked to ride whatever distance they are comfortable riding in their desired location.
  4. Participants are not required to donate money but there is an option to donate as part of the event
  5. Prizes are awarded to participants randomly chosen from those who upload images of their ride to any social media platform, tagging Bicycles for Humanity. The details of prizes and the specification of any inclusions or equipment stand at the time of publication and may be subject to availability.
  6. The organiser may from time to time, introduce additional awards, prizes and additional rewards for participants of The Event, the conditions for which will be indicated at the time of introduction.
  7. The organiser reserves the right to refuse acceptance or cancel registration of any individual or entity to The Event. The organiser also seeks the cooperation of participants to demonstrate when requested, their legal authorisation to enter The Event; failure to comply or to fulfill the request adequately may result in cancellation of their application to The Event.
  8. The organiser provides no warranty on equipment supplied or referred to, and participants should address any enquiries relating to the use or defect of equipment to the respective manufacturer, distributor or official selling agent of such equipment.

A Story of Opportunity: A Conversation with Andy Gild, Andrew Wilson and Kerryn Powell

In an exciting collaboration, Andy Gild (CEO of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne), Andrew Wilson (Business Development Manager of Essential Solar) and Kerryn Powell (Founder of Your Time Matters) engage in an inspiring conversation about the importance of connections and contributions on Powell’s podcast: ‘Conversations and Connections to Amplify and Inspire’.

As Bicycles for Humanity approaches its 12th year in existence, Gild reminisces on the evolution of the grass roots charity born from one coffee between herself and co-founder Matt McCullough.

A crucial part of the great evolution of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne has been the provision of solar panels from Essential Solar. In the podcast Wilson maps out how the provision of solar panels has allowed electronic bicycles to be utilised in Namibia, and in turn enabled Bicycles for Humanity to expands its outreach.

The key takeaway from Powell, Gild and Wilson is that conversations and connections can lead to huge opportunities!

To listen to this uplifting podcast, just press play below!

Tracked Bicycles have Landed in Singalamwe, Namibia

Five donated bicycles have just arrived with their recipients at the Singalamwe Bicycle Workshop! Singalamwe in Zambezi region has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Namibia, so the bicycles have been donated to volunteers supporting the outreach healthcare program. 

Jane Wachila, regional co-ordinator of the Catholic Aids Action in Singalamwe, Namibia has excitedly told us that the bicycles will be of great assistance to volunteers reaching out to vulnerable communities. 

The volunteers have been struggling to visit all of their patients on foot. The bicycles allow the volunteers to travel further around the community and in a more efficient manner, enabling volunteers to reach sick patients much faster. 

Watch the video featuring the recipients of the donated bicycles in Singalamwe, Namibia:

Singalamwe Bicycle Workshop

Happy Friday! We have some great news from the Singalamwe Bicycles Workshop! 5 bicycles were donated to the workshop, supporting the outreach healthcare volunteer program. 🙌This is part of a program we have initiated whereby we are aiming to track the donated bicycles and share stories from the new recipients. 😄

Posted by Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne on Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The donated bicycles in Singalamwe, Namibia are part of the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne tracking program. Tracking devices are placed on certain donated bicycles to track the number of kilometres the bicycles travel. Featured in the image is Lucky and Martin with the first tracking device, ready to place on Martin’s bicycle!

The bicycle tracking program also allows donors to hear from the recipients of their bicycle donations. The bicycle tracking program creates personal connections through the donation process, resulting in deeper connections within the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne community. 

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Temporarily Postponed

Many of you will no doubt be aware of the Stage 4 restrictions that have come into force in Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions across the rest of Victoria.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily postpone our 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge event until the current restrictions in Melbourne are lifted (expected mid September).

Whilst we are sad to have to make this decision, we remain enthusiastic about what’s ahead thanks to the rapidly growing community who have already joined us virtually in our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club.

We would love for you all to stay connected, stay supportive, stay sane, and share your daily wins. For those of you who are still free to venture out, we encourage you to share your photographs, stories and achievements to spread good cheer.

We will continue to provide weekly updates as to how we are doing in Melbourne. To those in Melbourne, we encourage you to get creative with your new one hour exercise restrictions and 5km radius travel limits.

To everyone, we encourage you to take this time to ensure you get outside and some fresh air on a daily basis, and stay social connected with our community virtually.

In closing, our Strava volunteer Matthew leaves you with a little #whatworksforme story. We welcome you all to do the same across our social media channels throughout the coming month and beyond:

“Sunrise works for me – changing light, silence and peace, colours in the sky, blinding fog or deep frost all provide the opportunity to reflect and greet the new day. Whether that be on a paper round as a young boy, an early surf swim or walk, and most recently on the Puka Up bike rides, the dawn is my special time. Get out and enjoy it!”

Thank you to everyone who is already participating virtually, and a special thank you to those who have made a donation. If you would like to donate to our 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge you can use the link or click on the image below.

Donate to the 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge

Stay safe, stay active, stay connected!

You can stay connected and get updates on the virtual Challenge event by joining our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club.

If you are joining us from Melbourne, here’s a few steps to getting through the next 6 weeks. Set up a daily routine that works for you:

  • Eat healthy
  • Stay active
  • Take time for yourself
  • Get fresh air
  • Wash your hands
  • Use a face mask
  • Be kind to yourself and others.  

Take one day at a time. You’ve got this. We’re in this together.

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Event

Pedal for Purpose

Help us virtually cover the distance of 11,240km from Melbourne to Namibia by biking, riding and joining our virtual Strava club event.

Virtual Challenge Details

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne is excited (wheely pumped) to be launching our annual fundraiser for 2020 the Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge.

While it’s been an unusual 2020 so far, we remain encouraged by the enthusiasm of donors and growing number of Volunteers. All who have remained active throughout our shared hibernation.

For the month of August 2020, we’re looking to build on this energy and lift community spirits by reconnecting and connecting socially, from a safe distance. Whether you live locally in Victoria, across the border, or globally, you’re invited to join us in staying active for a good cause.

So, take to the pedals and the pavement, and help us cover the distance from Melbourne to Namibia – over 11,000km in total. All in the name of raising funds to empower futures and communities in Namibia – one bicycle at a time.

If you’re a regular fitness junkie, or simply looking to contribute to a good cause – you can take part from home or on the go anytime throughout August. Every kilometre you cover with Strava will be logged towards our goal distance.

What: 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Ride Event

When: 1st August – 31st August 2020

Where: Virtually event using Strava to track distance of all participants. See the join and participation instructions below.

Virtual Challenge Sponsors & Prizes

For all Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club members and participants, there are 9 spoke-tacular prizes up for grabs thanks to our incredible sponsors and good friends at Knog and the Bicycle Superstore.

Knog

knog logo

Knog Prize Pack 1 – Value $134.90

Blinder Mini Niner Twinpack – $74.95

Oi Luxe Bell – $59.95

Knog Prize Pack 2 – Value $129.90

Oi Classic Bell – $29.99

Cobber Mid Rear – $105

Knog Prize Pack 3 – Value $114.95

Oi Luxe Bell – $59.95

Plus Twinpack – $54.99

Bicycle Super Store

bicycle superstore logo

Prize 1:

2 x $50 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Prize 2:

2 x $35 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Prize 3:

2 x $20 Bicycle Super Store gift voucher (1 voucher per winner)

Bicycle Superstore Strava Riding Club

If you are already a Strava member and interested in joining our long time supporter Bicycles Superstore’s Strava riding club you can using this link:

Bicycle Super Store Strava Riding Club

Join and Participate in the Virtual Challenge Event

All you have to do to join, participate and donate in this Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge is by following these 5 steps:

1. Download the Strava mobile app on your smart phone.

2. Use this link to join the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club

3. Join others Pedalling for Purpose in the Virtual Challenge by riding, walking, moving and tracking your Kilometres as a member of our Bicycles for Humanity Strava Cycling Club

4. Follow the prompts to donate via MyCause

5. Share the love and spread the word on Social Media using the hashtag: #B4HVirtualChallenge

In the name of funding futures, we welcome all participants who join the challenge to make a donation and/or call on friends and family to join the distance and support our annual fundraiser. Just $20 is enough to send a donated bicycle to Africa — and it’s tax deductible.

If you can’t join us from 1st August, you can join and participate anytime throughout August and help us reach our target kilometers and fundraising.

Are you a Strava member?

If you are already a Strava member, use this link to join our Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne Srava Cycling Club.

If you are not already a Strava member, you can sign up when use this link to join the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava Cycling Club.

Follow the progress of our Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Strava club’s members’ progress:

Virtual Challenge Event Donations

Donating $20 will send 1 bicycle to Africa to help support and empower local communities in Namibia through our local partners.

Donate directly to our 2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Event and fundraiser using your preferred payment method below:

Donate via MyCause

2020 Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge Event Donation Form

Donate via Direct Bank Transfer

Donation Amount: $20+
Name: Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne
BSB: 033-029
Account: 155859
Bank: Westpac
Reference: “Pedal for Purpose”

Donate via PayPal

Use your debit or credit card to donate to Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne via PayPal

Virtual Challenge Event Terms & Conditions

Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation registered in the State of Victoria, Australia under the Association Incorporations Act. (ABN 64 536 981 955) and is the organiser of Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge 2020.

Pedal for Purpose Virtual Challenge 2020 (“The Event”) is an event open to everyone and is not restricted by jurisdiction or territory. The event is open from 1 August 2020, and closes on 31 August 2020.

The Event is conducted by Bicycles For Humanity, Melbourne. Any use of the event name, content, logos and/or visible images without permission by Bicycles For Humanity, Melbourne, is strictly forbidden.

The Event is a promotional campaign and is intended to:

  1. encourage participation in safe and responsible cycling, with knowledge and skills,
  2. encourage cycling as an individual past-time and lifestyle choice, 
  3. increase the awareness of sustainability in recycling bicycles, and 
  4. increase the awareness of Bicycles For Humanity’s principal objectives and cause.

The organiser provides a platform for participation in The Event only, and participants in The Event are advised to observe the following:

  1. The organiser is not responsible for participants’ equipment choice, route choice or health status. Participants and other users of the information provided for The Event are recommended to:
    a. consult a health professional before embarking on any program of physical exercise;
    b. seek advice on the suitability and safety of equipment that is intended to be used in The Challenge;
    c. consider safety messages and tips to ensure that they ride responsibly for their own and others safety and courtesy.
  2. The organiser does not provide specific or recommendations for cycling routes and pathways, but recommends that participants and other users of the information, undertake to research and examine a range of credible sources to find and determine additional information relevant for their individual cycling routes and pathways suitable to their own abilities and safety. The organiser takes no responsibility in participants’ choice of cycling routes or pathways.
  3. The Event is not a competition, and participants are asked to ride whatever distance they are comfortable riding in their desired location.
  4. Participants are not required to donate money but there is an option to donate as part of the event
  5. Prizes are awarded to participants randomly chosen from those who upload images of their ride to any social media platform, tagging Bicycles for Humanity. The details of prizes and the specification of any inclusions or equipment stand at the time of publication and may be subject to availability.
  6. The organiser may from time to time, introduce additional awards, prizes and additional rewards for participants of The Event, the conditions for which will be indicated at the time of introduction.
  7. The organiser reserves the right to refuse acceptance or cancel registration of any individual or entity to The Event. The organiser also seeks the cooperation of participants to demonstrate when requested, their legal authorisation to enter The Event; failure to comply or to fulfill the request adequately may result in cancellation of their application to The Event.
  8. The organiser provides no warranty on equipment supplied or referred to, and participants should address any enquiries relating to the use or defect of equipment to the respective manufacturer, distributor or official selling agent of such equipment.

Partnership with the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia – Mid Year Update

Namibia ready to get going

We are excited to share news of 50 entrepreneurs having received bicycles (through our BEST program) to enable them to support regional communities. They will be selling hand sanitiser and locally supplied face masks as well sharing vital health information during this Covid19 period.

Shipping Container 25

In partnership with our friends at Good Cycles and in memory of our wonderful co-founder, Matt McCullough, Container 25, also supported by the Maud St Collective, will soon be converted into a new solar powered e-hub! We look forward to seeing the e-bikes, which we supplied through your generous support of our raffle, in action very soon.

Tracking Devices

These have now landed in Namibia and are soon to start their journey’s gathering data on bicycle impact and use. Huge thanks to Slipstream Coaching for sponsoring the trackers.

Tagged bicycles

As well as bicycles being donated to school kids, 5 bicycles are planned to be delivered to Samuel Kapipo to support his Soup Kitchen volunteers. We look forward to sharing stories soon from the bicycles’ new owners.

End of Financial Year – Donate by June 30 to claim your Tax Deduction

With the end of theAustralian financial year fast approaching, make your tax donation count, support the development of African communities.

We know the benefits of a bicycle has on our lives. But in the developing world, it is life-changing on a different scale. It allows access to health care, education, economic opportunity and the wider community.

A bicycle means they can travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load – this alone is enough to provide a change in circumstance that is profound and lasting.

Each of the 40-foot shipping containers that Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne sends becomes a bicycle workshop – providing employment, skills, training, business, opportunity and economic development for the community in which it’s placed.

You can support the growth of African communities by donating today.

Donate to Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne