The need for bicycles in Africa

Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.

In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.

From the Blog

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:02

Re~Cycle is busier than ever and we are looking for someone to help with our increased success...


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People spend many hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle saves valuable time, lightens loads, while dramatically improving access to work and education opportunities, helping to bring about social change.

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 19:28

A group of Halfords store bicycle mechanics from the Dublin area have been lucky enough to have their idea chosen in the company’s internal initiative dubbed ‘Journey of a Lifetime’. 


The team developed an idea that would see the inclusion of Re~Cycle as Halfords charity partner, as well as benefitting our Gambian partner WYCE. The team are currently fundraising to help send a shipment of approx. 500 bikes to The Gambia, and plan to be involved every step of the way.