Charity Trike Build
We developed our Charity Trike Build, when we realised that there were many children unable to access and experience the joys of cycling.
When your team builds adaptive trikes at your event, you will be creating opportunities for children with disabilities to enjoy and benefit from the fun and exercise a bike brings.
Special adaptive trikes are costly, meaning it is inaccessible to many families and special needs schools.
Our Charity Trike Challenge is a brilliant way to make the fun of a bike ride accessible to all children. This challenge can be a team building challenge in itself, or you can choose to add a number of special trikes onto any of our other events.
Your goal in this challenge, is to work collaboratively in teams of 8, to build trikes! We then donate your completed trikes to your chosen charity, to be gifted to children with disabilities. In some cases, the trikes are donated to children’s play centres so they can be shared and enjoyed by many different children.
After a group briefing and charity presentation, participants will be asked to attend one of our knowledge sessions. Each session is led by a qualified bike mechanic who will teach you everything you need to know about your assigned part of the bike. It is your job then, to share this information to the rest of your team and ensure the trike is built properly!
Teams are given their own professional trike workshop. However, to gain access to the tools needed, each team must work together and complete a build plan. The teams must then get their build plan approved by an o3e mechanic!
Teams will also take part in 3 challenges, in the hope of winning o3e ‘money’ to spend at our shop on accessories to enhance their trikes and increase final team scores!
The challenges designed to test your teamwork include:
-Velodrome: A mathematical challenge designed to test your communication skills. Can you tell us what day the velodrome was built?
-Nail it: A thinking outside the box challenge.
-Need for Speed: How quickly can you complete 3 laps of the circuit on our virtual cycle simulator?
Once the trikes are complete, they will be given a full MOT by our mechanics. It is this score that tells us who the winning (and losing) teams are! The bikes are then checked over one final time before being handed over to your chosen charity.