Roughly 1-2% of the bikes donated to Re~Cycle are either unsuitable for Africa (such as thin framed racing bikes) or are bikes with disc brakes which are parts that are not readily available in Africa and thus less likely to be usable. Instead of recycling these bikes we sell them at the local Colchester University and our warehouse in Colchester, generating a sustainable income to help cover our running costs. These bikes are sold at affordable prices starting at £75 and many of these bikes are sold to students or people just starting out as cyclists and therefore looking for a good bargain.
We’re looking for a talented Community and Events Manager who can hit the ground running and help us grow our events income and reach new audiences. You’ll have extensive experience of this area of fundraising and have a strategic, results driven approach. Closing date: 5pm, 20th March 2015.
Find more information, please download the attached pdf.
On the 22nd of February 2015 Gary Taylor, from Ipswich, aims to cycle around the world for Re~Cycle! He’ll be taking on this mighty challenge on his own, unsupported and adhering to the Guinness World Record rules. We caught up with Gary to find out what inspired him to take up this massive challenge on our behalf!
Re~Cycle is proud to announce Fixation London as its newest corporate supporter. Fixation London is an all-new brand of stylish, affordable bikes that are made to get people back into cycling. We are so excited to be working with Fixation London, who will be donating 10% of its profits to Re~Cycle, helping us to improve lives through bicycle reuse.
On Saturday the 31st January 2015, Re~Cycle will be holding another bike sale following the success of our previous one. There will be a choice of over 60 new and refurbished bikes including Specialized, Pashley, Boardman, Raleigh and Carerra as well as a good selection of children’s bikes. We will be operating on a first come first served basis and will not be taking reservations, so please come down early if you want to grab yourself a bargain.
We know it's 2015 already! But 2013-2014 was a huge year for us doubling the number of bicycles collected over the previous year. We shipped 7,103 bikes, reaching 42,618 people, providing swift transport, access to health, education and income for those in disadvantaged African communities. So we spent some extra time on our Annual Report - submitted a few months back.
Why not start the New Year by reviewing what we have achieved with your help.
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The office and warehouse at Colchester is closed over Christmas from Wednesday 24th December - back open as usual on Monday 5th January.
This year Re~Cycle has shipped 9,769 bikes to Africa. To celebrate, we've teamed up with our corporate partners Halfords, to offer one lucky winner a bike of their choice worth £500! To enter click here: http://a.pgtb.me/4f9b9D
Established in 1995, the Kaloko Trust is a UK-based charity, which works to relieve poverty and raise livelihoods in rural communities in Zambia, southern Africa.Re~Cycle has been working with the Kaloko Trust from some time now, but it wasn’t until 2009 that we shipped out first full container of bikes to a new bike project supported by The Kaloko Trust. Five years on and we’ve shipped nearly 3000 bicycles out to Zambia!
Ian Trought from Claygate has taken it upon himself to collect old bikes on Behalf of Re~Cycle! Ian has booked the Claygate Village Hall car park in Church Lane on the mornings of Saturday 8th and 15th of November, for people to donate their old bikes. He is hoping someone will be able to offer a location to store the bikes for a few days, before he hires a vehicle to take them to Re-Cycle HQ in Colchester.
You might have heard us say a bicycle is more than just a bicycle, but rarely has it been more true than for Moses Musukubili, a health worker and bike shop manager from Namibia’s Zambezi region. For Moses and the children in his care, bikes and bicycle maintenance mean food and a path to a better life.