School Bikes for Africa
School Bikes for Africa in conjunction with Wexford County Council and Rotary Ireland.
Wexford County Council together with Rotary Wexford Branch, Rotary Ireland, The Defence Forces and the Irish Prison Service are appealing for the donation of unwanted bikes for the School Bikes Africa Initiative. The Project has been running for over 6 years nationally lead by Rotary Ireland and with the co-operation and assistance of Local Authorities, the Department of Environment Climate and Communications (DECC), the Defence Forces and the Prison Service over 5,000 bikes have been collected, repaired and shipped to Africa to countries such as the Gambia where school students use the bikes to enable them to access education often over distances greater than 10 kilometres to their schools.
In seeking unwanted bikes Wexford County Council require;
• Strong sturdy bukes capable of withstanding rough terrain.
• Bicycles that would suit primary or secondary school students.
• Bicycles with mountain bike type-tyres.
• Bicycles with a minimum tyre size of 24 inches.
The bicycles can be left into any of the Council’s 4 Household Recycling Centres in Gorey, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Holmestown, Barntown, Wexford during opening hours of
08.15-12.00 and 13.00-16.00 Tuesday to Friday and 08.15-12.00 13.00-15.00 on Saturday through to Friday 17th December, 2021.
Date and time:
October 2021 from to
- Holmestown Waste Management Facility: Enniscorthy Household Recycling Centre: New Ross Household Recycling Centre and Gorey Household Recycling Centre: Bikes accepted at all 4 Household Recycling Centres during normal opening hours. Tuesday - Friday 8.15am - 12noon and 1 pm - 4 pm Saturday 8.15am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 3 pm. Closed Mondays and Sundays