JEM STEIN, THE BIKE PROJECT

2018

CHAMPION AWARD 

The Champion Award was presented to Jem Stein, founder of the Bike Project in south London, which since 2013 has been taking second-hand bikes, fixing them up and donating them to more than 3,000 refugees and asylum-seekers. Via Pedal Power, the project’s cycling proficiency programme specifically for refugee women, 122 women have attended a cycling class and 48 have credited from the full training and taken a bike home. In the process, these women have improved their physical and emotional well-being; built skills and confidence both on their bikes and in other areas of their lives; got fit; made friends; and saved more than £1,000 a year in transport costs.