It was a cold evening session at Leyton Square in Southwark, for People Empowering People Bike Club, but no one seemed to mind. The maintenance session was inundated with keen young people who wanted to fix their bikes or earn a bike for themselves by working on one donated by the local police.
The session was held at the adventure playground outside under a piece of tarpaulin to keep the worst of the rain off.
Four Bike Club leaders, Nicholas Okwulu, Hindolo Davies, Antonia Fofonah and David Lindsay helped young people fix their bikes and the session was busy all evening, with plenty of bikes being mended.
“The area here on the fringes of Peckham in Southwark is one of very high deprivation” said Nicholas Okwulu, an inspirational leader who helps local young people to help themselves."