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NHS Bike Drive

NHS Bike Drive

Why we need your help

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, a huge number of frontline NHS Staff have been victims of cycle crime.  Pro Bike Service CIC, along with a growing number of Supporting Partners, are working hard to replace these bikes.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Over 200 unrecoverable stolen bikes have already been donated to us by Hackney and Tower Hamlets Police.  Unfortunately, the vast majority are in a sorry state and much work is needed to make them safe.  100% of funds raised will be going towards the components and subsistence expenses, totalling around £25,000, in order to fix these bikes.  If we exceed our target, 100% of monies raised will be directed to hardship funds that directly support NHS staff, meaning every penny raised will support those, supporting us in our time of need.

EVERYONE INVOLVED IS GIFTING THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES

This is a huge collaborative effort, with over 600 hours worth of servicing and an incredible amount of support from a diverse array of organisations and people keen to support the NHS.  We'd particularly like to thank the following for their generosity and help;

  • The MET Police for supplying and delivering the bikes, in particular Sergeant Jo Stephens and her team at the Central East Borough Command Unit
  • Here East for a multitude of things, including; giveaway events, p.r and press support, secure storage and a generous financial donation
  • Pro Bike Service CIC volunteers and our Supporting Partner Workshop Staff, gifting their time and expertise to service these bikes
  • Bike Register for marking the bikes
  • Sold Secure for gifting high quality locks
  • Hackney and Tower Hamlets councils for support with bike marking
  • Virgin Money Giving for waving their fundraising setup fees

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY UNRECOVERABLE STOLEN BIKES?

Any Bike registered with Bike Register can be reunited with their owners if and when they are found. The issue is that so many bikes are not registered. If you cycle, please ensure your bike is marked and registered (there is also a free option for registration only).  If you are a cycle retailer or service agent, please ensure you keep a record of frame numbers with your customer database and, vitally, reject servicing requests for bikes that are flagged up at Stolen or Missing.

Secondly...why is cycle crime so prevalent?!  This is undoubtedly a complex issue and one that we're not qualified to answer definitively. That said, the roots of crime are widely known to reside in poverty and lack of opportunity. We strongly believe that by increasing opportunities for those most disadvantaged in our society, we can reverse this trend.

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

  • SPREAD THE WORD! Please share widely!
  • If you're a wholesaler or retailer and can support with parts, this will reduce our fundraising total.  (Very) good second hand parts are also welcome
  • If you run a Cycle Workshop and are keen to join us as a Supporting Partner, please email hr@probikeservice.co.uk and we'll be grateful to have you onboard!

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Supporters

Sep 23, 2021

Missbah

Great Work Lawrence and Team.

20.00

Sep 15, 2021

Satu

Thank you!

10.00

Sep 12, 2021

Kayo

What you are doing is amazing. I Thank you so much for all that you're doing. Would love to be iof more support.

10.00

Sep 11, 2021

Tom

Good luck Law, big hugs mate

50.00

Sep 11, 2021

Adam

50.00

Sep 10, 2021

Karen Fitzsimons

Amazing work Law!

20.00

Sep 10, 2021

InfoShelter

Fantastic work - very happy to donate.

100.00

Sep 10, 2021

Simon Nesbitt

Great work mate !

50.00

Sep 10, 2021

Neil Fulton

Amazing what you have done here Law.

50.00

Sep 09, 2021

Rose

Great work Law!

20.00

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