The Power Of Bicycles: Buffalo Bike On Tour

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If you don’t yet know what a Buffalo Bike is, where have you been? No, it’s not the latest carbon fibre enduro slayer, and it’s not an e-bike. It’s a much more important bike than any built for pleasure and leisure bike could ever be: a robust bike with cargo carrying capabilities specifically designed to withstand the trials of life in Africa, where these bikes are helping change lives.

June 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. While the design has changed over the last two centuries, the life-changing power of this incredible invention has not diminished. It’s not just children who are been given a kick start in life with these bikes from World Bicycle Relief – small businesses can grow, and the mechanics that help maintain these bikes get extra work too.

Credit: Matt Pierce, WBR
Credit: Matt Pierce, WBR

If you’d like to see a Buffalo Bike for yourself, want to find our more about the program, or want to see the difference your donation has made, the Buffalo Bike will be on tour in the UK as follows:

Where to see the Buffalo Bicycle:
Glasgow – Bike Station – 7th June at 6pm
Edinburgh – CMS Office – 8th June from 6:30pm
Sheffield – Amici and Bici – 12th June from 6:30pm
Manchester – Rapha Cafe – 13th June from 6:30pm
Bristol – Roll For the Soul – 14th June from 6:30pm

The events are free but places are limited so register here if you want to attend.

If you can’t make the events but would like to donate click here.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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