My friend Matt has had a strange couple of days. He's a bike courier in Berlin and had been working 10-12 hour shifts to pay off his 2,500 Euro Bullitt cargo bike.
The bike was stolen from his yard where it was locked up on 13th November . But that's not the only thing that happened this week:
Earlier in the week his son was born - Charlie. That's the reason Matt had been working so hard for the new bike. It had a large frame for carrying packages (Matt's back isn't what it used to be) and was faster than his last one, so the trips wouldn't take so long and he'd have more time for his son. Now he's back at square one.
I say that's unfair - let's get Matt his bike back.
I sing with Matt in a Barbershop Quartet in Berlin and we're starting off the campaign by putting our group kitty (150 Euros) to the campaign. I'm hoping cyclists and singers from all over will share it and together we can take some of the pressure off Matt and allow him to make a living for his little family while enjoying more time with them - partner Julie and son Charlie.
Thanks for reading and please share!
- Reiber Mahlstedt
- Lisa Houlihan
- Catharina Thuere
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