Elephant Bikes are made in Britain by top quality bike experts.
These former postal bikes are robust, reliable and they’re doing great work both in the UK and Africa. For the past few years Krizevac Project (a UK-registered charity) has been on a mission to save the bikes from landfill as they are decommissioned. Giving them a new lease of life: supporting the successful growth of social enterprises in Malawi, Africa – one of the poorest countries in the world. Krizevac set up a ‘buy one give one’ initiative called Elephant Bike. For £280 you get a fully renovated, limited edition, brilliant workhorse of a bike, with a great backstory and the knowledge that a second bike will be heading to Malawi to change a life, where owning a bike can mean securing work, generating an income, or getting an invaluable education.
You buy a bike, Krizevac give a bike, it’s as simple as that. You can test out these brilliant bikes, perfect for shopping and commuting on the Day-Night test track during Spin Cycling Festival.
With the ability to carry 40kg of additional load, they are perfect shopping, touring or student bikes. With the option of purchasing the additional steel front carrier and a further optional wicker basket insert, the bikes have a classic retro look; perfect for those who seek to combine style with low-maintenance reliability and ease of ride. The Elephant Bikes have been professionally and fully refurbished to a tip-top quality. Each one is stripped down to component parts at HMP Swinfen, it then goes off to be shot-blasted and powder coated so it looks like new. The bikes go back to be re-built, using new parts where necessary. After a professional clean and final check by the trained team, the bikes are boxed up and ready for free to delivery to any UK address.
Krizevac Project aims to get as many bikes to Africa as possible, so they are limiting the maximum number for sale in the UK to just 5000. The countdown to the extinction of the former Royal Mail bikes will start at number 5000 and end with a flourish for the final bike. Each bike will have its own number tag making each bicycle unique.