We sell bikes from our warehouse every weekday 08:30 - 16:30 and on the last Saturday morning of every month 09:00 - 13:00 we open our doors for an end of month bike sale.
Roughly 3-4% of the bikes donated to Re~Cycle are either unsuitable for Africa (such as thin wheeled racing bikes) or are bikes with disc brakes for which the parts that are not readily available in Africa and thus less likely to be useable. Instead of recycling these bikes we sell them at the local University of Essex and our warehouse in Colchester, generating a sustainable income to help towards covering our running costs.
Most bikes are priced from £75 to £150 although we usually have some top range bikes that will be above this range. Many of these bikes are sold to students or people just starting out as cyclists and therefore looking for an affordable first bike. However we usually have some high quality bikes that, although at higher prices are still a good bargain. All bikes have been thoroughly checked over by our experienced and qualified mechanic and come with a 60 day guarantee.
There will usually be a choice of over 50 new and refurbished bikes of different types, sizes and styles as well as a selection of children’s bikes, lights and locks. We do not however sell spare parts. Please come down early if you want to grab yourself a bargain.
Payment: cash or card accepted
Upcoming bike sale dates:
Please note, the bike sale is cancelled on Saturday 27th May.