Eleanor Carey Foundation’s Bikes for Africa getting ready for shipment

March 3rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

(click image to expand - image courtesy of The Eleanor Carey Foundation)

(click image to expand – image courtesy of The Eleanor Carey Foundation)

The Eleanor Carey Foundation’s ‘Bikes to Africa’ initiative received more donated bicycles during the weekend of 2 and 3 March 2013.

(click image to expand - ©RLLord)

(left to right) Rachael Le Page, Abby Manley-Gilbert, Tatum Le Patourel, and Ailsa Macgregor work on making the donated bicycles ready for shipment (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Rachael Le Page, Abby Manley-Gilbert, Tatum Le Patourel, and Ailsa Macgregor, who were friends of Eleanor Carey, braved the cold on Sunday 3 March to accept disused bicycles at Unit 3, Braye Road Industrial Estate, Vale for shipment to Re~cycle in Colchester, where the bicycles will be sorted before shipment to Africa.

Alisa MacGregor (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

From left to right – Alisa Macgregor, Rachael Le Page, Tatum Le Patourel, and Abby Manley-Gilbert wear ‘Bikes to Africa’ tabards surrounded by bicycles ready for shipment to Re~cycle in England (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

As the bicycles came in, Alisa, Rachael, Tatum and Abby worked to reverse the pedals and turn the handlebars so the bicycles can be tightly packed in the shipping container.

Some of the disused Guernsey bicycles being shipped to Re~cycle in Colchester for eventual shipment to Africa (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Some of the disused Guernsey bicycles ready for shipment to Re~cycle in Colchester where they will be sorted for shipment to Africa (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

(please click on the image to download a PDF file explaining the Eleanor Foundation's Bikes to Africa initiative)

(please click on the image to download a PDF file explaining The Eleanor Carey Foundation’s Bikes to Africa initiative)

 

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