Dr Cranky works with local schools and their communities to ensure every kid has access to working bike that they can ride regularly. Our focus is running a program that lets us provide bikes, helmets and locks to those who would not otherwise be able to afford or access them. Dr Cranky believes the program must be fun, frank and functional for kids and those involved. And must give kids freedom. This means NO:
Patronising - talk to kids honestly and frankly. Let them take risks and learn from mistakes.
Snobs - if you hate rust, grease or anything below Shimano 105 it's not for you. It's about riding and fun, not sport or performance.
Free Rides - its not about giving out bikes or free stuff , its about fostering independence and community strength. Yes, the bikes, helmets and locks are free but you have to get engaged to access them i.e. turn up to school and help us out if needed.
Chasing victims or ostracising those in need - everyone is welcome and no questions are asked about your social or economic status.
"Dr Cranky and his team basically rebuilt my daughter's bike after it was vandalised over the weekend. They also fixed a number of things on my younger daughter's bike, as well as teaching her how to use a wrench and change a bike seat. This is a truly inspiring little business that has brought a lot of happiness to our family - thank you Dr Cranky and team!" - The Serry family