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Many organisations donate new bikes, as well as engage in bicycle-orientated sustainable projects around the world. Below you will find a list of the ones we know about. If you're just interested in donating an old bike, we've got a list of those organisations HERE.
International Bicycle Aid Projects
International Bicycle Fund: A non-governmental, nonprofit organization promoting bicycle transport, economic development, international understanding, and safety education. They have a list of bike shipping organisations HERE.
World Bicycle Relief: USA. "The mission of World Bicycle Relief is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.
Founded by SRAM Corporation and Trek Bicycles in 2005 and supported by many individuals, foundations and corporations, World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs by providing supply chain management, technical knowledge and logistics expertise to poverty relief and disaster assistance initiatives."
Wheels 4 Life: Rely on donations to purchase new bikes for those in need of them in Africa and other developing nations.
UK Bicycle Advocacy
Bikeability: 'Cycling Proficiency' for the 21st century
Cycling England: Department of Transport site aiming to encourage "more people cycling, more safely, more often"
International Bicycle Advocacy
Cycling out of Poverty: Netherlands Bike Advocacy
ITDG Cycle Transport: To develop and disseminate low cost cycle-based means of transport
IT Transport Ltd: Enabling Access for the World's Poor
UWABA: Community Cycling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Velomondial: International bike advocacy. Based in The Netherlands, Velo Mondial has been promoting cycling as a positive mode of transport for the past ten years.
African Bicycle Design: A blog looking at designing bikes more suitable for use in developing nations.
Bamboosero: Bamboo frames made in Africa from a renewable resource (creating local employment) then shipped to the USA to be built up into funky bicycles. Don't believe that bamboo is better than steel - check out their website!
Bicycle Universe: Unusual bicycles
Cycles Maximus: Rickshaws
Pedal Power: Pedal powered agricultural machines in South America
Practical Action Has a great library of Technical Information downloads including bicycle trailer designs
XtraCycle: Sports Utility Bicycle
Yuba Ride: Manufactures, designs bicycle for transport and sustainable transportation: utility bicycle, cargo bike, commuter bike. Has been kind enough to donate some bikes to BSPW, our old African partner in Uganda.
Wiki-Bike: A Wiki with a similar aim to the Bicycle Design Blog.
UK Cycling Sites
Bicycle Safe: How to not get hit by cars, and other important lessons in bicycle safety
Colchester Cycling Campaign: Active local group supporting cyclists
Critical Mass: A monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling
CTC: The Cycle Touring Club site with lots of useful information
Keep Colchester Cycling: This interactive campaign, supported by Cycle Colchester, is being launched to simultaneously showcase Colchester and encourage people to enjoy the town from a free-to-hire bike.
LCC: The London Cycling Campaign site also with lots of useful information
Tool Recycling Charities
Tools For Self Reliance: Supply kits of hand tools to African artisans and train people the skills to use them - carpentry, metalworking, construction etc.
Tools With A Mission: also send tools and sewing machines to Africa and supply Re~Cycle with tools appropriate for our partners to repair and maintain bikes
Action Bikes: a great chain of London bike shops who very kindly collect bikes for us which they then load for shipping to Africa.
Brightkidz: a social enterprise supplying products to support walking, cycling and road safety initiatives. Donate ex-samples/end of line high-vis clothing and accessories which we ship to Africa.
Brompton: quality folding bike company who donate parts and money.
Go Travel Solutions: Leicester based transport consultancy (a social enterprise and is constituted as a co-operative) that has designated Re~Cycle as its 2009 charity. It works across the UK providing sustainable transport services for businesses, organisations, transport operators and transport planners.
Headwater: Cycling, Walking and other activity holidays and keen Re~Cycle supporters. Donate valuable spare parts to us
Recyke y'Bike: Great bike recycling project in Newcastle. As well as a wide range of things, they also regularly send bikes to us to ship to Africa
Saentys are the design company who very kindly came up with this site design, and the design for our powerpoint and our logo, and.... Many Thanks!
Solar Bike Wales is a project develop a prototype for a lightweight solar-powered vehicle, which will allow for 100% carbon emission free travelling. Sean has kindly chosen to support Re~Cycle through his sponsored tour with the completed vehicle. Also, he is keen to get a branch of Re~Cycle set up in Wales - help needed.
Transition Town Wivenhoe: In a Transition community residents work together to make a transition to a re-localised, low carbon and more resilient future that will be less affected by rising fossil fuel prices: growing more food, building stronger local economies, improving energy efficiency, producing local renewable energy, reducing car dependency and so on.
Weldtite: Regularly send us boxes full of rubber patch off-cuts which we send to our partner's workshops. A great example of an unwanted item in the UK finding a valuable use in Africa.
Wilde Side Cycles: a bike shop in Tunbridge, and the largest bike shop in the South, who're collecting and sending us tools and parts, and doing a "trade in your old bike and we'll send it to Africa" deal.
Fantastically useful Site (and staunch supporters)
MoneySavingExpert.com: well worth seeing how Martin Lewis and his team could save you money. Martin's an ex-trustee of Re~Cycle and very kindly donates a slice of his 'charity pot' to us - We Salute Him!