We are an ever growing team of individuals who are passionate about what we do.
We have a shared ethos of helping the community and bringing various skills that help us do what we do.
R-evolution is a charity led by people who are endlessly enthusiastic about learning.
We think that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, to feel confident in their abilities, and to be a part of a community. We also understand that not everyone is afforded that opportunity.
We work with professionally trained Cycle Mechanics, Horticulture Tutors and Life Coaches to develop the skills of volunteers and trainees to bridge the skills gap in the Humber area.
Our wonderful volunteers are offered free City & Guilds training in either qualification so they are equipped to help the charity ongoing, with opportunities such as cycle mechanic support, van driving, helping at community events or even maintaining the wonderful gardens of Normanby Hall Country Park!
R-evolution started October 2014, becoming a UK registered charity 6th January 2015. The concept began by giving prison workers an opportunity gain cycle mechanic training by working on local donors' bikes to refurbish them, which would then be distributed into the community. This gave the prisoners a sense of 'giving back' to their communities whilst developing skills to help them get back into employment.
Since then, we have expanded into both cycle and horticulture training for the public; with community workshops in Hull, East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire. Our purple gazebo and team of mechanics and volunteers can often be spotted all around the Humber and even up to Bridlington, helping people get back into cycling through free cycle repairs, loans and training.
We have environmental awareness as part of our ethos. Our responsibility to help fight climate change is to reduce landfill by recycling old and unused bikes and repurposing 2nd hand parts to limit our waste (where safe). The bikes are then distributed back into our communities to help make carbon neutral transportation an option for everybody.
We want to make being active an option for everybody and help our communities feel fitter through active travel and gardening activities. By being outdoors, we can improve our mental health and wellbeing, whilst both improving our environment and sense of self.
Meet Our Trustees
We wouldn't be able to do all the wonderful work we do without the help of our Trustees. We would like to give a continuous thanks to those below for all their help and hard work for R-evolution.
Our board of Trustees are all volunteers who have been elected to govern and lead on R-evolution's strategic direction. They bring a range of skills and possess a wealth of experience across different sectors including public, private and charitable.
Peter Brown Chair
Dianne Roberts Treasurer
I’ve found it really rewarding using my financial skills and knowledge to contribute towards the development of such a great organisation. Revolution makes a real difference to people’s lives and I feel very proud to have been involved in its journey so far
Helen Watson Board Member
Carl Skelton Board Member
I joined the board to play a role in supporting a fantastic charity giving real tangible benefits back to the community. Training and developing people to give them the skills to become independent is a passion I share with the whole team. I also happen to enjoy gardening and riding a bike.
Sandra Williams Board Member
John Holland Board Member
Tamsin Daniel Board Member
I’m delighted to be part of R-evolution’s journey having worked with the team as a volunteer consultant through The Cranfield Trust. I hope to put my years of marketing and business strategy experience to good use to ensure that our charity continues to support as many people as possible to find a new passion or skill and stay active and mobile.