Cycling empowers our clients to travel freely and independently, and get to know the city. It enables them to get to work, access education, attend appointments or pursue leisure activities. Sanctuary Wheels, our recycled bike project, provides asylum seekers and refugees with reconditioned bikes (as well as helmet, new lights and locks).

If you would like to support the bike project by donating a bike then click here for more information.

Who is this for?

Asylum seekers and refugees who live in Oxfordshire and are able to ride a bicycle.

What can we offer?

  • Access to bicycles
  • Repairs to bicycles

Do you need help?

If you need a bike then you can phone us on text or WhatsApp us here.

Sanctuary Wheels

Sanctuary Wheels is a partnership project involving Asylum Welcome, Cyclox and Active Oxfordshire, working with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and many community organisations across the county, to provide bikes, lights, locks, helmets and translated tuition for hundreds of refugees across Oxfordshire.

So far, the project has been a tremendous success helping to collect, fix and distribute 300+ bikes to people who neeed them!

You can support the work of Sanctuary Wheels by donating here.

Sanctuary Wheels logo showing stylised bicycle