On April 2nd, SJ Cycling organized Bicyclean Day 2021, which focused on cleaning and servicing bicycles for the community and by the community. The event was open to everyone and approximately 62 bikes were fully cleaned and serviced by our dedicated volunteers.
Starting the day at 8am, the SJ Cycling team arrived at the workshop in preparation for the day, to set up the production lines, and general facilities to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
The volunteer army (SJC core team + U16s) started arriving at around 730am fully kitted and super excited to help out for the day. Chief Mechanic Mo started the day with a commanding brief articulating how the production line will work and assigning duties for a smooth operation.
In parallel, Muzaffar and Abbas were busy preparing the front desk and registration process for a smooth drop-off and pick-up operation.
The bikes started arriving shortly after 8 and before we knew it, we were in possession of almost 60 bikes within a couple of hours. From registration to cleaning to washing/drying to servicing and finally final assessment and collection, the process ran seamlessly. The U16s and our volunteers worked like clockwork. In between, we were blessed with some Karak Chai thanks to Mohammed Asaria. The environment was 150mph and totally electric.
As advertised, we had the privilege to offer 5 golden tickets to those that registered and dropped off their bikes. The golden ticket winners would get their bikes fully serviced, polished and waxed by the Legendary Chief Mech Mo.
The five lucky winners were:
- Nadir Rajpal
- Mazaheer Rajwani
- Irfan Versi
- Sumaya Bandali
- Shafique Govani
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With your support we have managed to raise ~£610 to support our Club. We would like to thank all our members, donors and volunteers, who spent their Easter Friday knee deep in bike grease and oil; and a very special thanks to all the U16 boys who showed up, and spent the whole day washing bikes and scrubbing chains. Also, sincere thanks to Hanif Samnakay and Muzaffer Rashid for supporting us. May the Almighty reward you all infinitely for your time, dedication and sacrifice.
Lastly, We still need your support for our upcoming Ramadhan Relief Challenge, please register and donate to the WF-AID’s Ramadhan Relief and spread the word to your friends and family.