UK Office

World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organisation that specialises in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programmes to aid poverty relief in rural regions around the world. Our programmes focus primarily on education, economic development, health care and gender equality.

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UK Office 
Sigma House
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Edginswell Park

Tel: 0333 3055218


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Meet The UK Team

Trusts & Foundations Manager

Sarah Newell

Operations Manager

Claire Carless




John was formerly CEO of Haynes Publishing Group PLC. Prior to joining the media and business solutions world he was a Director at Beeson Gregory in the City of London. John is a patron of Prospex, the London-based charity that supports disadvantaged young people. John received a BA (Hons) business degree from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA from the London Business School. He is a keen, if somewhat slow cyclist and enjoys swimming.


Tchiyiwe is a Director at Opus Independents and also the Managing Director and television host of African Voices Platform, specialising in political, economic, environmental and social accountability interviews. She serves on the board of World Basic Income and is the current Chair of the Independent Media Association, UK.  Tchiyiwe is also co-President of Zambians Together UK and holds an MA in International Relations, Global Security and Development.

Tim has worked in diplomacy, development and campaigning throughout his career. As a British diplomat, he worked in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Cuba, where he was Ambassador. He has also worked for Save the Children and Christian Aid in central Africa and, most recently, led the ONE Campaign’s advocacy and campaigning in Europe. He’s a keen cyclist who tried to bikepack from Zimbabwe to the UK when he was younger but now sticks to less challenging rides.

Dave was Africa Director for World Bicycle Relief (WBR) for 9 years. Bringing intimate knowledge of on-the-ground operations, implementation environments, and target markets, Dave was appointed CEO for World Bicycle Relief NFP in May 2016. In close collaboration with the board, Dave has promoted a renewed emphasis on sustainable and quantifiable impact, operational excellence and building the foundations for growth, and communicating the power of bicycles and the issue of local mobility.

Jeff is Director of Finance and Administration for World Bicycle Relief. Jeff oversees financial and risk management for WBR’s global operations, including financial strategy development and execution, management of WBR’s ERP, financial and operations data collection, information technology initiatives, reporting, accounting, auditing, implementation of financial control systems, and foreign exchange management.

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