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Pedals power asylum seeker kids

17 February 20150 comments
Ten happy clients on their donated bikes.

Ten happy clients on their donated bikes.

​Four AMES client families have received bicycles that were generously donated to the children by bike charity Good Cycles.

Ten children from asylum seeker families living in Melbourne’s west picked out their bikes and were fitted with helmets and safety equipment.

AMES Case Manager Tarie Leamtian-Carter said the kids and families from Iran, Burma and Sri Lanka were thrilled with their bikes.

“The kids loved them and were very happy and excited and it was a big excursion for the families who came into Good Cycles at Docklands from Sunshine, St Albans, Werribee and Laverton,” Tarie said.

Good Cycles is a social enterprise. Its mission is to use bicycles to create meaningful and lasting opportunities for people and communities in need.

Good Cycles runs a business that caters to the needs of Melbourne’s commuter cyclists, providing them with super convenient bicycle services right across Melbourne. The profits from the business help to fund its important community work as a registered charity.

Good Cycles has a Docklands bike shop that operates teams of mobile bicycle mechanics across the Melbourne CBD.

Expert bicycle technicians come to you to repair, maintain & service your bike. Book online.