On Your Bike needs a Van!

by On Your Bike Recycle Ltd in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Total raised £19,300

raised so far

+ est. £698.75 Gift Aid

97

supporters

This crowd funding projects sole purpose is to raise funds to purchase a replacement van. Our current van is beyond repair!

by On Your Bike Recycle Ltd in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th May 2024 we'd raised £19,195 with 93 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The extra money would allow for us to purchase a newer and more realiable vehicle. 

We are also in the planning stage of a huge project that is based around a long wheel based, high top van that we can take into the community as a workshop/outdoor/mobile classroom. Essentially a mobile On Your Bike. This project will be in excess of £150k+ This project will be grant funded (fingers crossed)

The extra money will go towards this project. 


A litle bit about On Your Bike.....

We are a bicycle recycling Charity who support our local community by recycling and refurbishing bikes, not only this, additionally we support people via our social prescription courses, which are all funded so the barrier to participation is as low as possible.

We supply safe, affordable bicycles through our workshops with the help from our volunteers and beneficiaries, supported by our qualified mechanics.

1708694433_al+compton_18.jpgOur workshops provide a supportive environment encouraging those we help to gain confidence in their abilities and self-worth, helping them to engage in practical work as well as social inclusion, all with the aim of supporting their wellbeing and self-purpose.

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Our van also enables us to go into the local community and deliver mobile Doctor Bike sessions in partnership with parish councils and organisations including schools and businesses.  

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Our van is the unsung hero in our Charity! The van is used most days in our local community for outreach programmes, Dr Bike repair sessions (corperate and charitable) and most importantly, our bike collection service.

One of our aims is to to re-use, recycle and rehome bikes. We play an active part in reducing CO2 emissions by ensuring that many bikes are saved from landfill. Millions of bikes are thrown away every year because they have been neglected, abandoned and unloved, at OYB we save that bike and give it a new life. Either by restoring it, using it on our grant funded training course or strip it for parts and recycle the rest. Many bikes last for years if they are maintained. Like most things in society, bikes tend to be another throw away comdity but that is not the case with us! 

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Without the ability to be able to collect donated bikes, what we do would not be achievable. The bicycle is not only what our charity is based around, it is the tool to help people recover and learn.

Charities like us have to fight for every penny to survive and when a major part like our van breaks, the money just isn't there to replace it. All of our sales instore goes back into the charity and with the help from amazing funders like The National Lottery and Hinckley Point C Fund/Somerset Community Foundation and many more, we are able to provide the courses and outreach but it does not cover everyday expenses.

This is why we are asking for your help with raising funds for a new OYB van! 

Please donate what you can afford, it all helps the cause. No one ever knows when life will throw you a curve ball and charities like us might be the lifeline that helps you or someone you know. 

If you would like to find out more about OYB and what we do, please visit https://www.on-your-bike.co.uk/ or follow our Youtube channel

 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£25 or more

OYB Supporters T-Shirt

OYB supporters T-Shirt - Please let us know what size you would like.

£10 or more

MucOff Goodie bag

Recieve a MucOff Cleaning Goodie bag with some sames of some of their best selling products.

£10 or more

Handmade OYB Keyring

Handmade OYB keyring made by one of our community volunteers, made from scrap bike parts.

£30 or more

Half Price Bronze Service (1 per donation)

Half Price Bronze Bicycle Service - (Normally £34) This reward will entitle you to 1 Silver Service for £17 Limited to 1 per donation

£40 or more

Half Price Silver Service (1 per donation)

Half Price Silver Bicycle Service - (Normally £49) This reward will entitle you to 1 Silver Service for £24.50 Limited to 1 per donation

£120 or more

Half Price Platinum Cable Service (1 per donation)

Half Price Platinum Cable Bicycle Service - (Normally £149) This reward will entitle you to 1 Platinum Cable Bicycle Service for £74.50 Limited to 1 per donation

£350 or more

Dr Bike Repair Session (Half Day)

This reward will entitle you to 1x Half Day Dr Bike Repair Session at your business. The bike will have a 40 point safety check, gear and brake tune up and any other minor repairs that can be done onsite. The session will check over as many bikes as possible in the time.

£1,000 or more

Dr Bike Repair Session (Full Day)

his reward will entitle you to 1x Full Day Dr Bike Repair Session at your business. The bike will have a 40 point safety check, gear and brake tune up and any other minor repairs that can be done onsite. The session will check over as many bikes as possible in the time.

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