The bicycle; a vehicle for positive change
I recently read a great article ‘Bicycle as a vehicle of global change’ which discusses the brilliant work of World Bicycle Relief , an organisation that ‘builds and distributes specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles’ to rural areas and developing countries. The bicycle is seen as a ‘tool for development’ giving disadvantaged communities access to transport, employment, education and healthcare. I think it is amazing how the humble bicycle can have such a positive impact.
“World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.”
“I’ve seen some of the highest performance bicycles in the world, but I believe the most powerful bicycle is the one in the hands of a girl fighting for her education, or a mother striving to feed her family.” – F.K. Day, Founder of World Bicycle Relief It is hard to believe that something as simple as […]
The year of the bicycle
I have always loved bicycles (as have most designers). I not only love their design but also enjoy cycling myself. Inspired by the World Bicycle Relief and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the bicycle I have created a series of designs and illustrations. All of the designs celebrate how the bicycle is a tool to bring people together, a way of mobilising people and a vehicle for change.
The World Bicycle Relief is encouraging people to do their own fundraisers. You can get involved here https://worldbicyclerelief.org/en/community/fundraise-uk/.