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Welcome to the 

GP on Call Bike Scheme

This scheme was an initiative conceived by Wessex Faculty Treasurer and local GP, Dr Jonathan Rial,

in conjunction with Cycle of Good. The idea was for practices across the Severn regions to purchase a

"GP on Call" bike. The bikes were old postal bikes which have been saved from landfill, recycled and

rebuilt by offenders in HM Prisons across the UK. Offenders are given the chance to obtain a certificate of bike maintenance, boosting their skills, confidence and likelihood of gaining employment, which is a key step to preventing repeat offences.

 

As this is a social enterprise, in addition to helping save the environment and boosting employment opportunities, when you buy a bike, you also give a bike. For every bike bought, another is sent to Malawi, where The African Workshop employ eight local people to repair and service the donated bikes from Britain. The bikes are then sold to Malawians who can travel to work, transport goods to market and travel miles to school or college. Bikes in Malawi can be life transforming and often mean an income for life.

This scheme has now ended. 

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