We are proud to announce a nationwide trade-in event with our corporate partner Halfords!
Between Thursday 16th and Monday 20th April, you can donate your bike at any of Halfords’ 460 stores. By doing so you will have the option of receiving 10% off a new bike!
Olympic Champion Victoria Pendleton helped Halfords launch the trade in campaign when she visited her local Halfords store in Aylesbury to donate one of her own bikes from her exclusive range for Halfords.
Victoria said, “I am really pleased to be able to donate one of my Pendleton bikes in store to help this great cause – we often think riding our bikes is to keep fit and healthy, but for many a bike is so much more than that. This initiative shows that even an old bike can really make a difference and change a life.”
Emma Thomas, head of community at Halfords said, “Not only can our customers get 10% off a new bike, but they can also know their outgrown or unwanted bike has gone to a fantastic cause that is transforming lives in Africa.”
Adult bikes are the most needed, but all bikes that are in a reasonable condition, including kids’ bikes, will be accepted provided they are complete with no cracks in the frame and less than 25% rust.
To locate your closest Halfords store please click here
What sort of bikes will be accepted?
The bikes that have the most benefit for Re~Cycle are mountain bikes for teenagers and adults however all bikes that are in a reasonable condition, including kids' bikes, will be accepted.
What is meant by 'reasonable' condition?
Any bikes traded-in must be complete with no cracks to the frame. Worn / missing cables and flat tyres are acceptable but - because we want to recycle the bikes - we can't accept something that's sat at the bottom of a canal for years or has over 25% rust! Acceptance of the bike is at the store's discretion.
Can I donate more than one bike?
You can donate as many bikes as you want to over the offer period, but only one 10% discount can be redeemed per bike purchase.
If I trade in a kids' bike can I get 10% off an adult bike?
The 10% discount will apply to a new Halfords bike purchased over the offer period, regardless of the bike traded in, provided a 'Customer Declaration of Ownership' Form is signed confirming ownership.
Can I use the 10% discount in conjunction with any other store offers?
Yes, you can use the offer in conjunction with other valid in-store offers, with the exception of friends and family.
Can I do this online?
The offer is available online when you use 'click and collect'. If you reserve your bike online, take your old bike into store, and pay for your bike in-store before Monday 20th April 2015.
Do I have to purchase a bike to donate a bike?
Not at all, you are welcome to donate any unwanted bikes between 16th to 20th April 2015.
Can I get my old bike back if I change my mind?
Once a bike has been accepted and a Customer Declaration of Ownership form has been signed, unfortunately it won't be possible to get the bike back.
Can I donate a bike at Halfords at any time?
Bikes can only be donated during the offer period - between the 16th and the 20th April 2015. A list of stores that can accept bikes after the trade-in event can be found here.
Please help with the cost of sending bikes On average it costs around £10 to get a bike to Africa. If you'd like to help towards the cost, you can either make a donation in the collection tin at your Halfords store, or online via www.justgiving.com/Halfords-Re-Cycle.