Re~Cycle Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight branch was set up by the late Tony Harding and to date, has collected and delivered over 1200 bikes to Re~Cycle. The branch is now run and co-ordinated by Tony’s son, Antony Harding, who along with the local community continue Tony's legacy.

Recently our Isle of Wight team delivered 134 bicycles, along with wheels and spare parts to our new HQ in Colchester. All this was completed in a single day, with a 337 mile round trip!

Tony’s work was nothing short of inspirational, bringing together people and businesses from the local community to help get these bikes to us at extremely low cost.

 

Tony Harding pictured third from left.
The bicycles are stored free of charge by the generous people at Innerspace self storage in Cowes.  They now receive roughly 7 bikes per week – with locals from all over the island riding down to deliver their old bikes! A local service station, Bartletts in Newchurch provide an 8m long truck to transport the bicycles to our HQ and even the ferry ride is covered by the ferry company, Whitelink.

 

The local community have proven to be instrumental in the success of the branch, with volunteers helping to prepare, load and transport the bikes, even paying for the fuel needed to get to Colchester and back. It’s truly wonderful to see so many people coming together to make this all happen and we look forward to receiving the next delivery! 

 

If you are based on the Isle of Wight and have any unwanted and unused bicycles please email: re-cycle-isle-of-wight@hotmail.com for details. Donations can also be made through Paypal to re-cycle-isle-of-wight@hotmail.com