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To the petrol station by bike: star and Westwind Hamburg are collecting bicycles for people in need


Elmshorn, 18th of May 2020 - What should we do with our used bikes? Anyone who doesn’t want to dispose of their roadworthy two-wheelers can bring them to selected star petrol stations in and around Hamburg until the end of September. Used bicycles are being collected at nine locations to be donated. The non-profit organisation Westwind Hamburg e.V. refurbishes the bikes to make them roadworthy again for their new owners. With the donation campaign, the star petrol stations want to help those in need to participate in social life.

The motto at star is: Take your two-wheelers instead of four-wheelers! This is how we managed to collect over 220 bicycle donations last year. The next campaign will now kick off together with Westwind Hamburg e.V. “Even if the majority of vehicles at star are motorised, we have more than enough room for bicycles too. The amazing results in the past make it clear how important social involvement is. We want to contribute to helping as many people as possible become mobile. This especially affects those who cannot afford a bicycle,” explains Oskar Skiba, member of the Management of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, and its petrol station brand star. “Mobility is a fundamental right, and we want to help ensure that everyone can exercise this right.” For those in need, this newfound mobility enables them to partake in the public life a big city has to offer, to meet friends, or just move around. Mobility promotes the quality of life.

Anyone donating a bicycle will get a little surprise directly at the collection points, for example a repair kit, a bell, a lamp, or a reflective band for their own bikes. star will also add a privat label product to enjoy the way back home, such as the naturally cloudy star apple spritzer or the double-pack mini salami. Further information about the campaign can be found at:

The collection points in and around Hamburg: 

There are more than 30 star petrol stations in the region, 9 of which are participating in this donation campaign during their opening hours: see petrol station finder on

The central collection point of Westwind Hamburg e.V. will also be accepting donated bicycles every Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
​ Blue Westwind container in the parking lot of Rindermarkthalle St. Pauli, Neuer Kamp 31​.

twind Hamburg e.V. supplies bicycles to those in need 
Since its foundation 2015 in Hamburg, the non-profit organisation Westwind has played a key role in the region in helping those in need acquire bicycles. Westwind has shown that the endeavour to give bicycles to those in need for a small fee makes an important contribution to integration. Around 30 volunteers from all over Hamburg assist in making the bikes fit for the road again.
Those in need can contact Westwind Hamburg directly at and provide proof of social security or their refugee identity card. Further information:​

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star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH

star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003 and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN S.A., which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), with an annual turnover of EUR 25 billion in 2018.

PKN ORLEN is a leading player on the fuel and energy market and is listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100.

The Group owns state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure, capable of producing more than 35 million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum and of marketing its products through the CEE-region’s largest network of more than 2,800 modern petrol stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries around the world on 6 continents. 60 percent of the company's revenues are generated outside the country.

For the last few years, ORLEN has been established as the most valuable brand in Poland. PKN ORLEN is also the only company in the region that has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ for the sixth time in a row by the American Ethisphere Institute.

ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Klaudia Pawlak
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Telephone: +49 (0)40-2022888616


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