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Prodigal Bikes - Sending bikes to Africa

Prodigal Bikes is a charity that brings hope and changes lives in both Africa and the UK.

Why Prodigal Bikes? In the Bible, Luke Ch. 15 vs 11-32 is a story Jesus told about a father who welcomes his wayward (Prodigal) son back into his family, giving him a second chance in life.

In the UK we refurbish bikes donated to us, teaching engineering skills and giving work experience to those who need that second chance. These bikes are then shipped to Africa.

In Africa our bikes are used by patients to access healthcare, and by school children and teachers to get to schools. We also provide tools, spare parts and training to keep the bikes working.

Please browse our website to see what we do, who we help and how you can get involved.


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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.

20 Mar
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Our second shipment is ready for Malawi!

Yesterday was an exciting day! Our team of volunteers loaded 120 bikes into a huge 40ft shipping container at our Somerset base. These bikes are going all...
9 Nov
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Our Second Container of 125 Bikes off to Kenya

On 1st November 2019 we loaded our second container with 125 bikes. These are off to Gai, in remote North Eastern Kenya, where we sent out first bikes last...
25 Oct
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A Summer of Fun(draising!)

We've had a busy few months trying to raise funds for our next shipment of bikes and we're pleased to announce we've reached our fundraising target of £6000...
20 Jun
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Tough Mudder Challenge

One of our trustees, Calum McFarlane, will be taking part in a Tough Mudder event this summer to help raise funds for our next shipment of bikes. Calum has...
5 Jun
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Sponsored Ride Success!

We were blessed with good company and beautiful sunshine as we made the journey from Merriott to Lands End. Using the Sustrans network we covered over 200...
1 Feb
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New Workshop fully operational

Following a 6 month renovation, Prodigal Bikes new workshop is now fully repainted and equipped. Our volunteers have been fully trained, and we have started...
1 Feb
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Bikes for teachers arrive in Malawi

Our 10 bikes for the charity Hooke Court in Malawi safely arrived in Bandawe, Malawi, and were given to delighted school teachers who before had to walk many...
29 May
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First bikes delivered to schools in Gai, North Eastern Kenya

Our first container load of bikes arrived in Gai in North Eastern Kenya on 7th May '18. Lucas Maluki, head of Gai Polytechnic, received and stored the bikes...
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