18,000 Royal Mail bikes relocated to Malawi to transform lives

The Krizevac Project has helped refurbish 18,000 former Royal Mail bikes, which are being sent to Malawi to help locals with their everyday lives

Royal Mail postal bike (Photo: brbbl/CC3.0)

The sight of a postman on a bright red bicycle is pretty rare now, but those three-geared machines haven't been left to rust.

UK charity Krizevac Project has helped refurbish 18,000 big red machines and renamed them Elephant Bikes, some of which are being sold in the UK, while the others are being shipped to Malawi.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.