It’s a truly inspirational talk about the power of bicycles and how they can create change for people around the world.
F.K. Day talks about the origins of World Bicycle Relief
The project’s origins stemmed from the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, with a plan to remobilise those affected through a large scale bicycle program. 24,000 locally sourced bicycles were delivered, helping to improve mobility and cut journey times for people who would otherwise have had to travel on foot.
Independent studies verified an immediate and tangible impact and, soon after, relief agencies suggested scaling such a bicycle program up to Africa and other areas.
Since then, World Bicycle Relief has expanded significantly providing benefits for healthcare initiatives, access to education and economic mobility for people across the globe.