Rotarians get wheels turning for charity

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian

Geraldton Rotarian Peter Moore said old bikes and spare parts can be used to provide much-needed transport for people in Africa.

The organiser of a local bike upcycling project said members of the Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough are in their second year of bike repairs, and are in need of bikes and spare part donations.

“With bikes, they can transport themselves long distances over rough terrains, and a journey that would have taken a couple of days on foot, like travelling to the nearest hospital, can be done in just one day,” Mr Moore said.

“People can also transport their families and cargo if they have a bike.”

The club has so far sent about 90 bikes to Perth where Bicycles For Humanity WA, an organisation which delivers sustainable transport to developing countries, checks the safety of the bikes and ships them overseas.

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To confirm a drop-off or arrange collection, call Mr Moore on 0427 509 067 or 9965 3727 or email mooreintimor4@hotmail.com.

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