Big boost to bike cause
The Geraldton chapter of Bicycles for Humanity recently loaded up a trailer with 40 bikes bound for Malawi.
The global charity repairs unwanted bikes before shipping them to impoverished African countries to help people gain mobility.
Peter Moore, who heads the local branch, said the community had come out in droves to support a recent appeal for donations.
“We got a tremendous response as a result of the article in The Geraldton Guardian (Donate bikes to stop cycle of poverty, 21/12/18),” he said.
“People from all over Geraldton and even Mullewa donated.
“One guy gave us two trailer-loads of spare parts and good quality bikes. Some were brand new.”
Last year, Mr Moore and a small group of helpers fixed about 200 bikes, which were sent to Perth to be shipped to community organisations overseas by Bicycles for Humanity WA.
Last Tuesday, the Geraldton chapter delivered its first load of the new year in a trailer hired at no cost from Highway Auto Barn.
Mr Moore said the group hoped to smash last year’s record in 2019. “We want to break the 200 figure — maybe double it,” he said.
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