Bike Shed is mobilising its community to provide free courier-style services to aid the fight against coronavirus.
Following the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club closing the doors at its Shoreditch HQ as a result of the lockdown, it’s announced the launch of the Bike Shed Community Volunteer Riders – to offer delivery and community services to people in need during the coronavirus outbreak. And you can help.
Volunteers are collecting PPE parts for assembly, delivering, food, medicine and assembled PPE gear to front-line healthcare workers – and will soon be distributing NHS lung-capacity testing kits.
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To manage its volunteers the Bike Shed has joined forces with Gophr, who has repurposed its commercial courier app – while Team Rubicon UK is working with the government and the British Red Cross to coordinate the tasks. Indian Motorcycles has also offered to cover the cost of services Bike Shed couldn’t get for free; throwing in a couple of bikes with full-luggage for anyone who could make good use of them.
Of course, there’s a bit of a process to go through to get involved and join the Bike Shed Community Volunteer Riders – so if you’re interested in offering a hand, the best thing to do is check out the Bike Shed website. Click HERE for the full breakdown of what you need to know.