Mutsei helps to find the right two wheels. “We don’t need expensive or electric bicycles, but solid bicycles that can withstand.” Then he paints them yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. They get a final inspection at a storage facility in Ukraine, after which they receive a new owner.
Amsterdam councilor Melanie van der Horst considers it important that Amsterdam “as a city of bicycles can make a small contribution. By donating bicycles that have not been collected from the bicycle shed, Ukrainians are more able to offer help”.
Mutsei points out that it is also important to bring children’s bicycles with you. “The children are slowly regaining their lives, even if the war is not over yet.”