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Donate your bike and help rebuild a life

Welcome to XO Bikes.

Founded in March 2022 by Onwards & Upwards, a charity created to inspire, train and employ prison leavers.

Reoffending costs you and me £18 billion a year. If all prison leavers found jobs, this would fall by 70% overnight.

Over 400 studies show that employment is the single most important factor in reducing reoffending rates.

75% of businesses will not employ ex-offenders.

All profits from our bike sales go back to training & hiring more prison leavers, keeping them in work, and out of prison.

Rebuilding lives

All of our fixers (mechanics) have been to prison or were heading down that road before they came to us. Now, they have an alternative. They have hope. These men have so much to offer. All they needed was a chance, and so far, every one of them has grabbed that chance and is flourishing. On top of this, we run regular training courses for prison leavers and find employment for them if we can’t (yet) take them on. The energy they bring to the workshop in the morning and the hope they take home in the evening is infectious. They’re so proud every time someone like you buys a bike that they’ve brought back to life. Men fixing bikes, or bikes fixing men?

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Donate a Bike Today

We and our prison leavers are completely reliant on bike donations. If you have a bike to donate or know of other people who do, simply fill in this form and answer a few questions to get going. It needs to be a decent bike. A good brand and in recoverable condition. If in doubt please send a photo.

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