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Prodigal Bikes - Sending bikes to Africa

Prodigal Bikes is a new Charity started in 2016, and is based in South Somerset. It has two separate, yet very much linked, goals.

The first is to supply, free of charge, refurbished Mountain Bikes and the spares and tools to keep them running, to people in rural Africa, to enhance their lives through improving access to education, trade and wider communities.

The second is working together with local people here on Community Payback programmes, and disengaged people, refurbishing the Mountain Bikes ready to be sent out to Africa. We give them a taste of working hands-on in an Engineering discipline, with a view to them pursuing education and careers in related professions. There is also the huge boost and sense of fulfilment in knowing their work is benefiting poor people in Africa.

HOW COULD YOU HELP?

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We are a non-profit organization, and rely on volunteers and donations to help us make a difference to people's lives. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or organise a charity event please get in touch we'd love to hear from you.

Latest Prodigal Bikes Events

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Latest Prodigal Bikes News

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9 Jan
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Our first 120 bikes off to Kenya

On 9th January we loaded our first container with 120 bikes. These are off to a town called Gai in remote North Eastern Kenya. Here, as in so much of Africa,...
28 Jun
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The Somerset Safari 2017

Some pictures from our Somerset Safari sponsored bike ride in May. Great Day, Great Route and loads of Sunshine. A big Thank You to all those who organised and...