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.

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Re~Cycle is a fast growing charity which specialises in collecting and shipping unwanted UK bikes to African countries to be reused by poor communities, primarily in rural parts of five African countries. We work with partners to ensure that bikes are put to effective and sustainable use. Our three strategic objectives are:

1.         Lives in Africa are genuinely enhanced through bicycle use

2.         Investment in local partnerships to respond to local needs

3.         Ensure Re~Cycle is replicable and sustainable.