We first met Frank from his days working with Besom but we’ve definitely seen a whole new side to him as he’s started fixing up and repairing bikes for us at B@titude. His energy, enthusiasm and smile is contagious and it’s fantastic to witness the joy that this initiative brings to him and the children who receive new bikes. It’s such a boost of positivity for us and we’re very thankful for his passion and generosity. We asked him some questions about his new found hobby and here’s what he said.
So how and when did this new initiative with bikes all start for you?
A friend had two boys bikes and asked me who he should donate them to. I suggested B@titude and that I would do them up first. They both came up really well and when I delivered them, Ruth asked if I could repair two bikes which were on the junk pile.. Also a B@titude volunteer asked if I could look at her daughter and son’s bikes which needed repair. That’s how it all started.
How do you obtain the bikes?
What is it about it all that makes you smile so much?
The bikes are transformed, they look like new to the children who are very excited when they receive them.
If someone wanted to donate any unwanted bikes, how could they get in touch?
Drop them off at the B@titude shop or email me at email@example.com and I will come and pick them up. Bikes in a bad condition are used as spare parts to get other bikes fixed.
And lastly, any tips that you’ve learnt to pass onto bike owners whose bikes might need some tlc?
Is there a new hobby waiting for you? Go for it!
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