By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:16

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! 

At what age did you get your first bike? What’s your earliest bike memory?

I remember my dad teaching me how to ride a bike in my back garden, on the bike my parents had bought me for Christmas. I think I was about seven years old, and it took a while for me to get the hang of it!

What inspired you to take on this challenge?

I love travelling, so that was a major motivational factor. Travelling by bike is really special as the pace is slower and the experience is more intimate as a result. I'd seen documentaries and read books about other people doing similar things but I always made excuses as to why I'd never be able to do one. Then one day, I found myself single, unemployed and with a few quid in savings. I realised that if there was ever going to be a good time to do it, now was as close as it would get.  To be completely honest, I've never known what to do with my life and this just seemed as good a way as any to avoid letting it go completely to waste! I hope that people reading about my trip will be inspired by what I'm doing, maybe not to take on a trip like this, but just to remove themselves from their comfort zone and maybe do something different with their life.

What’s the longest distance you’ve ever cycled prior to this? How have you been preparing

The longest distance I've covered in a single journey is about 188km (116miles) and I did that during a trip around Morocco Last summer. On that trip I covered 1500km (932miles) in fifteen days of cycling, with 6 rest days. My preparation for this trip has actually been nearly non-existent in terms of fitness, despite the size of the challenge. I will be riding my bike almost every day for at least a year, getting in shape will happen as I go. Also, I fear accidents and injuries so close to my departure date, so there appears to be little to gain and a lot to lose. The real preparation has been over the last few years, since I started touring on my bike in other countries.

Gary Taylor's Trip

How did you plan your route?

I started by choosing a direction; East. Then I plotted a line through countries favouring those I haven't visited before, ones that would allow me in (Iran and Turkmenistan have both proved difficult) and ones of interest to me. My route plan is still changing, and I'm sure it will change drastically while I'm on the road. I originally hoped to ride through South America but have now chosen the south of the USA instead, I have also axed Australia due to time/money constraints. My main target is to cover 40100km in total and 29000km of those cycled, as required by the Guinness record for bicycle circumnavigation. Although I won't be breaking any records with the speed I ride at!

Gary Taylor's equipment

Run us through your equipment setup – how did you decide what to take?

Well, this was part of the long-term preparation work that I've been doing for years. I've been building up equipment, testing it, modifying it, replacing it throughout my shorter tours. Weight is an important feature when it comes to choosing equipment but so is reliability and availability of spares etc. My stove is a Trangia, for example. The reason I use this is because it runs on methylated spirits or similar alcohol based fuels, which are available the world over. Another issue is that weather conditions will vary dramatically as I move around, so clothes which layer well are useful and items that can be worn on and off the bike. My sleeping bag has a liner which goes inside it and a cover which goes over it, if I use all three layers together, it can cope with low temperatures, in hotter periods I can use the liner alone. Versatility is the key but I may just send some items home once I'm through the European winter. The bike itself, when loaded, is laid out in a fairly standard fashion, a rack either end which hold four panniers, a handlebar bag up front for valuables and my tent rolled up on the back. I travel very light so my front two panniers are nearly empty, they are going to be used simply to carry food and water. You can view a complete list of every item I carry on my website. 

What’s your most essential piece of kit other than your bike?

That's tricky, I guess I wouldn't get far without my passport though! Seriously though, I think my tent will be hugely important. Because the trip is self-funded, I can't afford hotels/hostels every night. I will be camping as often as possible to save money. I also lean heavily on my dynamo hub and the USB charger that it feeds. All of my electronics can be charged by USB so I can keep all my batteries topped up while I ride, or charge them from computers/mains sockets when I stop. Handy for making sure I have music!

What part of the trip are you most looking forward to?

I think central Asia is most appealing to me. Most round the world cyclists tend to head down through India into South East Asia, but I've opted to go upwards through Kazakhstan, across Mongolia and then south through China. Simply because I find the region more interesting. Mongolia has some stunning geographical; features and people with lifestyles that interest me, so I'm really looking forward to experiencing that.

Gary Taylor Re~Cycle


What made you decide that Re~Cycle was the charity to support?

It was important for me to find a charity that I felt was worthwhile because I feel I have the potential to raise a lot of money with what I'm doing. I started out by searching for cycling related charities and Re~Cycle was one of the first I found. I saw it was quite a local charity and the more I read he more I liked the sound of it. For me a big thing is that Re~Cycle are focused on more sustainable solutions, rather than just handouts. Some charities, despite meaning well, can in fact make the situation worse. The fact that Re~Cycle help to train people in the areas they offer help to means that people there are enabled to make profitable businesses and become less dependent. I visited their warehouse and was impressed by what I saw, the people there are really passionate about what they do and I'm proud to be raising money for them.

What’s the best way for people to keep up to date with your progress?

My website is, I will be posting blog entries there as often as I can. Also on my website you will find links to social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter, following me there will ensure you don't miss anything. My photos will be hosted on Flickr and I will be posting videos to Youtube, again, both of those links are on my website, on the left hand side of every page. If you like what you see, please help share my story on social media and increase our exposure!


By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Mon, 26/01/2015 - 19:26

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.

Inspired by a time before cars existed, where bicycles were the most common form of transport, Fixation London’s mission is to get everyone back on their bikes by making them accessible to all. They aim to achieve this by providing well-sourced and stylish bicycles that people want to ride, at a price that won’t leave you penniless.

We caught up with the man behind Fixation London - Alex Bodini to find out a bit more!

Alex Bodini Fixation London

At what age did you get your first bike? What’s your earliest bike memory?

I have loved bikes ever since I was a young boy – in the town where I lived, a bike meant freedom and independence and that still remains a key reason why I love to ride today. I still vividly remember opening my very first bike aged around 4, with all its bells, lights, horns (and stabilisers), it was perfect to me and I was soon tearing up the local streets and rounding up all the fellow bike owners to explore the road we lived on. Even today exploration is the main thing I love about going out on a bike – it reminds me of being a young and adventurous child, desperate to see the world!

Providing affordable transport is central to Re~Cycle’s work, how have you worked to achieve this with Fixation London?

The price we wanted to achieve was actually the very first thing that was decided; in fact it was our very reason for going into business. We determined a ‘need’ for stylish and affordable bikes that were reliable, strong and looked great in the modern world. We therefore set about reverse engineering the best possible bike for the price we had in mind and this was actually to our benefit – it allowed us to focus on the things that really matter, negotiate effectively with our suppliers and ultimately get the bike we wanted without the price point creeping up. Bikes are extremely varied things – you can buy a bike for around £100 which will most likely comes in several hundred parts and wont last particularly long without bits going wrong, or you can easily spend several thousand pounds of a racing machine. We wanted to create a bike that hits the middle – enough quality that it lasts a long time and can stand the tough streets of a city, affordable enough that you can save up for it in a couple of months, and not so expensive that you worry about any scratches or rust!

Being based in London, how do you feel about cycling culture in the city?

London has massive potential as a cycling city – it has all the core ingredients to be one of the greatest cycling cities on earth and is making a lot of strides towards that. Attitudes are certainly changing, safety is improving and more and more people are realising that a bike is a brilliant way to get around. The culture around bikes is certainly noticeable too, lots of cliques who share both admiration and contempt for each other. Whether it is the MAMILS tearing up the roads on a Saturday morning, hipsters cruising around the streets of Shoreditch, nervous Boris Bike users riding around in rush hour: they all contribute to a growing cycling culture, all encourage more people to give it a go and all help increase acceptance and awareness of the cyclist on the road.

Fixation London is a new company, What inspired you to support a charity from the get go?

This all came from a debate with friends – can a company become ethical or does it need to be from the start? Whilst opinions varied, we overall fell on the side of ‘if you want to do something good then you should start with that intention’. We were inspired by companies such as Innocent and Gandy’s Flip-Flops who also support charities and thought it was something we wanted to emulate. As the company grows it will be great to know that we are doing something for the greater cycling good.


What made you decide that Re~Cycle was the charity to support?

We wanted it to be cycling related do to our passion and it being something we could really get to grips with and believe in. We researched a lot of cycling charities and the second we came across Re~Cycle, saw the website and video we understood it instantly. The proposition and message are very simple which we believe is extremely important for a charitable cause, and we were instantly sold on the potential of the charity. Every single bike that is transported to Africa can have such a huge impact and there are so many wasted bikes in the UK that it is the perfect charity to support.

We love the quirky nature of the bike watch stem – how important was it for you to create a product, which was both stylish and affordable?

The stem watch was something we’d thought about and seen a version of and we just thought that it made so much sense. The stem plate of a bike is a completely unimportant part but yet it represents this really useful little spot for a lot of things, so we set about finding someone who could build us some very simple clock faces to slide straight in! It is touches like that which we think separates a visually amazing bike and a standard bike - we worked hard to find six different styles, which we believe offer something for everyone. The bike you ride says a lot about what kind of person you are so we hope people can see a bike in the range for them.

fixation London Watch stem

Single Speed bikes are hugely popular at the moment, what is the appeal of single speed bikes for you?

One of the first questions people say when they see one of our bikes is ‘Oh I couldn’t survive with just one gear’ and we find that quite interesting as those same people have normally never tried to ride a Single Speed bike. In the last decade people became increasingly obsessive over gears and the total number of gears they have, seeing it as some sort of mark of quality, when the truth is, with the right ratio a single gear can cover about 95% of all terrain. We are definitely not saying ‘no need for gears’, that would be daft, but we do encourage all riders to give a Single Speed a go and we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

What have you got planned for the future?

We have a very long and varied roadmap of the kind of places we’d like to go in the future. We want to provide a bike for every person; kids bikes, curved bikes and even geared road bikes! Due to the recent fashionable aspect of bikes too, we’d also love to team up with designers, apparel companies and accessory companies in order to create some really amazing cycling related items. We have a tendency to get carried away though, so for now we are focusing on taking little steps and getting as many of our bikes as possible out on the road!

For more info visit:


By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Thu, 15/01/2015 - 14:49

Re~Cycle Bike Sale 31st Jan

Saturday 31st January 2015 - 9am – 1pm

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 University of Essex 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.

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. 

Cash or card payments accepted.

Opening hours: 09:00-13:00


Unit 8 The Grove Estate
Colchester Road

By: David Carry

Posted: Mon, 05/01/2015 - 12:14

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.

Download recycle_annual_report_2013op.pdf (6.19 MB)

Re~Cycle Annual Report & Accounts 2013

By: Derek Balcombe

Posted: Tue, 23/12/2014 - 16:35

We wish all of our friends, supporters, donors and volunteers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you haven't already done so, please sign up to our newsletter and receive regular news of what we are up to.

The office and warehouse at Colchester is closed over Christmas from Wednesday 24th December - back open as usual on Monday 5th January.

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:27

Re~Cycle Bike Sale

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 University of Essex and our warehouse in Colchester, generating a sustainable income to help cover our running costs. These bikes are sold at affordable prices starting at £65 and many of these bikes are sold to students or people just starting out as cyclists and therefore looking for a good bargain.

On Saturday the 6th of December, Re~Cycle will be holding a one-off bike sale, with a choice of new and refurbished Specialized, Pashley, Boardman, Raleigh and Carerra 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. 

Cash or card payments accepted.

Opening hours: 09:00-13:00


Unit 8 The Grove Estate
Colchester Road

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Wed, 12/11/2014 - 18:11

Re~Cycle Bike Competition

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:

Competition ends: 31/01/2015

Official Rules:

  1. This competition is run by Re~Cycle (UK registered charity, registration number 1063570). It commences on 14th November 2014 at 12:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and ends on the 31st January 2015 at 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  2. This promotion is open to all residents of UK and Ireland. Employees, agents and/or representatives of Re~Cycle, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfilment of the competition, and the immediate family members and/or those persons living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a prize in this contest. For the purpose of this competition, immediate family is defined as spouse, partner, mother, father, legal guardian, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.
  3. Employees, agents and/or representatives of Re~Cycle may enter submissions but will not be eligible to win a prize in this contest
  4. Entrants must be at least 16 years of age. Entrants under the age of 18 must seek adult approval (aged 18 +).
  5. Prize: Choose a bike from Halfords for under £500 and make up the difference in accessories etc or Choose a bike for over £500 and pay the difference. Prize must be collected at your closest Halfords branch.
  6. The winners will be selected at random and will be at the judge's discretion.
  7. Judges decisions are final and Re~Cycle will not participate in communications referencing the judge's decisions. Re~Cycle will not enter into any correspondence regarding award of the prizes.
  8. No purchase is necessary.
  9. No cash or alternative prize will be available.
  10. The prize(s) are non-transferable.
  11. Re~Cycle reserves the right to change the prize(s) advertised at any given time.
  12. All entrants must provide their first and last name and valid email address.
  13. Winners will be announced and notified via Facebook and email. Should the winners not respond within 48 hours of this communication then Re~Cycle reserves the right to arrange a redraw to select a new winner
  14. Entrants will receive emails with products and services from Re~Cycle, which we believe would be of interest to them.
  15. No cash alternative is available and Re~Cycle reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value if for reasons beyond its control the prize is not available. The Sponsor's decision on the alternative prize is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. Entrants can unsubscribe from further email communication at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
  17. The name of the winner may be featured on the Re~Cycle and Halfords website and also on a small amount of press materials that may appear in both online and offline media. By participating, winners must consent to the use of their name in further publicity.

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:13

Kaloko Trust Zambia

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! With such a large number of quality bikes now in circulation, there is a great need for spare parts and people to repair them. The Kaloko trust has established two fully operational bike shops in the Luansobe area of Zambia.

Spare parts play an incredibly important role in keeping these bicycle shops sustainable, allowing the Kaloko trust to pay the mechanics that assemble and prepare the bikes prior to their sale. This is all part of what we call the revolving fund, providing the means for bicycle shops to operate at low cost while providing transport options for the local community at a fraction of their market value.

Bike tools
Bike tools are hard to come by in Zambia, with a hammer and screwdriver being used for most jobs. Using such tools is incredibly time consuming compared to using a specific bike tool, and often leads to damaged parts, especially when removing the freewheel (rear cogs) from a back wheel.

hammer and nail bike tool

Many full time mechanics use a hammer and nail instead of a “chain tool” again leading to damage and wasted time. Following a visit to Luansobe from one of our master mechanics Richard Evans, we sent out specialised tool kits, which were given to two groups of mechanics.

The Kaloko Trust’s director Dr Lewis Jere recently retired after leading the trust for 10 years. We are very sorry to see him go, but he’s been replaced with someone who has a lot of experience with Kaloko! Mr Willard Chitimbo is now the new Zambia director. He's had experience in a host of NGO roles and has made a strong start with Kaloko. We look forward to working with Willard and sending them even more bikes in the years to come!

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:17

Claygate bike collection

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.

“I was motivated to arrange a collection when I saw the details of your charity in a Halfords earlier this year. I researched your charity and was inspired by the difference that a bike can make in Africa. I strongly believe that we should re-use things that we don't need and I think your charity is doing excellent work.”

Location - Claygate Village Hall Car Park (KT10 0JP)

Dates - 8th / 15th Nov

Time - 9am - 1pm

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Tue, 14/10/2014 - 07:57

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.

Children who are supported by the Hard Working Men’s Bicycle Shop in Katima Mulilo play near the shop.

Managing the Hard Working Men’s bicycle shop on the outskirts of Katima Mulilo, Moses is a member of Catholic AIDS Action (CAA), an organisation that coordinates a growing network of health workers throughout the country. One of our partners, BEN Namibia, work with CAA to establish bike social enterprises, resulting in jobs for health volunteers and valuable income, which supports their HIV work. We’ve been sending bikes to these projects since 2007.

For most of us, Namibia is just another name on a map in the vastness of Africa, but for Moses it’s a place that counts almost 160,000 orphans and vulnerable children, representing a staggering 30% of all Namibian children under eighteen.

In the past 10 years Namibia has experienced sustained economic growth, but this hasn't benefitted everyone. Income inequality is still a huge problem and despite the decline of underweight children, malnutrition is widespread. Malnutrition ranges from the visible - stunting (too short for age) and wasting (too thin from height), to the invisible - the deficiency in vital nutrients such as vitamin A, iron, folic acid and Iodine. Moses knows first-hand that malnutrition has serious implications for both mental and physical development. With the number of orphans growing daily as their parents succumb to HIV, the need for support is unrelenting.

Trained CAA volunteers offer love, emotional, practical and educational support to over 18,000 registered children. For the majority, that love starts with nourishment. Moses had been acutely aware that a large number of children in his local community were malnourished, some of them severely so. In order to help, he began the process of registering the names of all the orphans and vulnerable children. The next step was to approach the ministries of health, education, and gender equality to ensure that the children were registered for identity documents, for monitoring of critical health indicators, and importantly to receive government benefits.

Hard Working Men’s bicycle shop
Moses checks data on the list of 175 children that he feeds through the Hard Working Men’s Bicycle Shop in Katima Mulilo.
In response to the need, Catholic AIDS Action then found a donor to provide food. But with the number of children in need increasing daily, there simply wasn’t enough to go around, so Moses started using his bicycle shop profits to buy more. Soon, he was feeding 175 children three times a week!

With strict monitoring of the children, Moses soon saw the results as they began to put on weight, return to health and improve in their school performance.

Ruben Imbala, a security guard, bought his bicycle at the Tuliwonde Bicycle Shop in Ngoma. He uses it to collect firewood, and for mobile Vetkoek sales in the village.

As if 175 mouths to feed is not enough work for one man, Moses’ shop also supports other health workers and outreach volunteers by providing affordable bicycles, bike maintenance, and servicing bicycles in his community.

He’s now growing a customer base in neighbouring Zambia, where quality bicycles are in high demand - so he can feed even more. For him and the children in his care, bikes and bicycle maintenance mean food, food means health, better grades at school and brighter future.

Help us help Moses and BEN Namibia to providing sustainable transport and development in Africa.

By: Derek Balcombe

Posted: Fri, 03/10/2014 - 15:21

Re~Cycle is hiring a Warehouse Supervisor

Re~Cycle is busier than ever and we are looking for someone to help with our increased success...

Full Time - 5 days a week (and every other Saturday morning)

Salary - £18,000 per annum

Millions of unwanted bicycles are rusting in garages or being thrown away in the UK, while in Africa, a four-hour daily walk is common. Mothers collect clean water, parents trek to the farm, factory or market and children can walk up to 20 miles to get to school and back.

The charity collects unwanted bikes, parts and tools in the UK and ships them to Africa, 59,000 so far. There, our trusted and capable partners refurbish and maintain the bikes, to ensure a long life before distributing them to people as an affordable means of transport. Many teach locals to repair their own bikes, helping them to improve their lives in a sustainable way.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of a warehouse, workshop or distribution environment
  • Experience of working with a structured and methodical approach to tasks and have the ability to change priorites as necessary
  • A proven track record of building and developing good working relationships with colleagues and external contacts
  • Confident team leader skills
  • Good communication skills

The post holder must be self motivated and able to work on his/her own initiative and be confident at managing and prioritising a varied workload.

If that sounds like you and you would like to work with a young, enterprising charity with ambitious plans for growth, please see below on how to apply and to download a Job Description and Person Specification.

Application Procedure:

Please click here to download an application form (once you have clicked on the link you will need to click download and then direct download to access and complete the form in Word) and email it to:

Closing Date: Midday Friday 31st October 2014.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 5pm on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

Interviews: Friday 7th November 2014 in Colchester, Essex

Details and background:

Click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Watch an 8 minute video about us.


Location - Wormingford, Nr Colchester
Staff - we only have 7 Staff but many wonderful volunteers
Informal work environment

By: Luke Dubuis

Posted: Thu, 02/10/2014 - 08:33

Re~Cycle bikes for Ghana

This month we sent three containers of bikes to our partners in Ghana.

The first shipment of 435 bicycles was sent to Ability Bikes Cooperative in Ghana, a social enterprise bike shop that provides affordable transport options to the local community of Koforidua. Oli McDonough, a bicycle mechanic from the Halfords Bromley store, recently visited Ability Bikes, helping to improve their storage solutions and stock control. We are extremely happy to be providing them with more bikes to further support their goals.

The second shipment of 429 bicycles went to our highly valued partners the Village Bicycle Project. They’ve been running a number of highly successful workshops in rural parts of Ghana, providing affordable bikes, mechanic training and selling the tools needed to maintain them.

A third container comprised of bikes collected by the 5 London branches of Action Bikes was loaded on the 27th of September at Twickenham RFC by Action Bikes and Re~Cycle staff along with a hoard of wonderful volunteers. A total of 422 bikes, along with spare parts and tools were loaded into the container, and will no doubt be of great use in aiding the Village Bicycle Project with their workshops.

We are ecstatic to be making such great progress and would like to thank our staff, volunteers and supporters for all their incredible work.