Pedal Power, a partnership between Cycle Re-cycle and the St Vincent de Paul Society's Migrant and Refugee Support Services, will receive a $4,500 grant from the City of Sydney as part of our Environmental Grants Program.
This grants program supports projects that improve the environment and develop knowledge, skills and confidence in the community.
Pedal Power, based in Woolloomooloo, restore second-hand bikes and give them away to people in need, including asylum seekers.
Their work saves bikes from ending up in landfill, gives people an affordable and practical way to get around and helps improve peoples' health. The grant means they will be able to continue to hold bike building workshops to refurbish and repair old bikes.
People receiving a second-hand bike from Pedal Power also attend one of the City's free cycling safety courses.
If you are a first-time rider or you feel a little rusty on your bike, our courses for small groups of people are a great way to boost your confidence. Our expert instructors can give you the skills and confidence to be a safe rider.
Learn more visit http://sydneycycleways.net/get-riding/free-cycling-courses-sydney
If you have an old bike you'd like to donate to Pedal Power, please contact Karenna Alexander on 02 8093 6724.