JEM STEIN, THE BIKE PROJECT

2018

CHAMPION AWARD 

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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.