There is no disputing the fact that spending time on a bicycle is good for body and soul, even 15 minutes gentle cycling a day can benefit your overall health and fitness. All good, but imagine if your cycling could also benefit the planet and provide a valuable and life changing resource for schoolgirls in developing countries?
Whatley are delighted to have become the first hotel partner of Vélosophy and offer guests staying with us the opportunity to enjoy their beautiful bicycles.
Vélosophy is a bicycle and lifestyle brand from Sweden, launched in 2016 a business with a commitment to people and planet and making a positive impact.
The Vélosophy story is incredibly inspiring, from the very beginning they have made their bicycles out of recycled aluminium. Waste in the form of aluminium can be recycled indefinitely and live on in new shapes and forms, such as Vélosophy bicycles.
They are also the only bicycle brand in the world with a one for one promise, supporting schoolgirls in developing countries by donating a bicycle for every Vélosophy sold.
As a brand they are committed to developing products that bring a positive social impact, support a healthy lifestyle and are manufactured responsibly – with future generations in mind.
From day one we wanted Vélosophy to be different – in a good, ethically-minded way. Therefore we came up with our one for one promise; donating a bicycle to a schoolgirl in a developing country for every bicycle we sell. The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under the age of 18 who could become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers the world has ever seen, if they are given the chance. However, they need to be energized, recognized, counted on and invested in.
We know for a fact that access to school and education is crucial to empowering girls and promoting gender equality. We also know, for a fact, that bicycles could be the difference between going to school or not. That is why we donate a bike for every Vélosophy sold. That is what gives us purpose and what keeps us going, because we believe that when given the opportunity, oneshould do everything within power to contribute to society.
”Giving a girl a bicycle will increase her presence in school by close to 30%
and her results by as much as 60%.” // World Bicycle Relief
Pedal for a Purpose™