Circular economy for good
The young people at KibbleWorks collect disused bikes from local council amenities sites, in order to repair the bikes from scrap and bring them back to life for further use. Last year Kibble Bikes worked across Glasgow communities making bike donations to those less fortunate or as part of fundraising efforts.
In December, 27 bikes were saved from a council recycling centre and restored to use. Children aged between three and five at Arnwood Nursery in Castlemilk received the gifts from Kibble Bikes as Christmas presents. Earlier in 2019 young people at KibbleWorks donated 45 bikes to Saint Vincent’s Hospice, which were sold on as part of a fundraising project. 174 have been donated in total over the last year.
Donations to various projects in 2018 were made, some of which include Rashieleigh Primary School in Erskine and Belville Community Garden, which focuses on the integration of Syrian and Yemini refugees in Greenock through gardening, horticulture and physical wellbeing. In addition to donating the restored bikes, KibbleWorks sells them on at heavily discounted prices to low income families, with over 250 bikes sold so far.