Thanks for considering a donation to Tandem Armidale.
We’re a branch of Exsight Tandems based in Armidale, NSW. Tandem Armidale aims to help those who can’t ride a bike on their own get out and enjoy cycling (more about us). We are an incorporated association with charitable status. We run on volunteer efforts, so our expenses relate primarily to keeping our bikes running, which costs around $2000 per year.
Why Support Us?
Tandem Armidale exists to help address a fundamental inequity for our stokers.
Tandem bikes are expensive, at least five times as expensive as a comparable “single” bike, and in general more like eight times as expensive. They’re more expensive to make and the market is smaller, so cost is higher.
The other side of the inequity equation comes from the situation the most disabled people find themselves in: firstly, living costs are around 33% higher than for non-disabled (e.g. a commercial screen reader, which allows a blind person to use a computer, costs around $1000 – that’s ON TOP of the cost of your computer, and there’s no funding for this sort of thing). To make matters worse 45% of disabled Australians live on or below the poverty line, in part because our unemployment rate is around 53%.
So in order for our stokers, who are blind or vision impaired, autistic, have MS or a bunch of other impairments; to be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle, they have to pay over five times as much with much less.
How To Donate
You can donate quickly and simply by clicking the button below, filling in the form and hitting submit.
Alternativly, you can get in touch
At present we can take donations via:
- Direct Deposit, which you set up in your internet banking; or
- directly from your credit card; or
- via PayPal using credit card or your bank account (depending what you have set up with PayPal).
You can do a one off donation, or you can do a recurring donation.
If you’re committing to donating to us regularly, then we want to be a flexible as possible. You can pick your amount, your start date and and end date or to continue indefinably. Set up your donation to come out of your account on payday and you’ll hardly notice it’s gone.
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If you’re keen you can add a Donate to Tandem Armidale button, just like the one above, to your website. Just insert the widget code:
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