What we do

We recycle bikes from the UK and send them to rural communities in Africa.

Where to donate your bike

Use our location tool to find your nearest drop off point. Find out more


Author: Tom Laker

Why bikes?

When walking is your only option for getting about, life can be hard. People living in rural Africa often walk for miles each day to fetch water, or to get to school or work. A bike can change someone's life.


Author: Tom Laker

Ways you can make a difference

Our fundraisers have done some pretty amazing things to raise money for Re-Cycle. What will you do? Also visit our shop and help us continue our work.


Author: Tom Laker

We've sent over 100,000 bikes to Africa, but we're not done yet

Our Impact


We’ve helped increase school attendance by 30%


We've sent 101,388 bikes to Africa in the last 20 years


98% of bikes are still in operational after 3 years

When just getting somewhere can be a whole adventure!

In some parts of Africa it can take up to 4 hours to get to school, water or other necessities. We provide used bikes from the UK to people in rural Africa who need them and we teach them how to maintain them. 

Giving people more time to earn, learn and enjoy life. 



  • Colchester Bike Jumble

    We are pleased to be hosting this year's popular Colchester Bike Jumble at our Warehouse. Here you'll find stalls selling everything from second hand bicycle parts, clothing, memorabilia and of course the best of our own second hand refurbished bikes. Read more

  • Saturday Bike Sale

    Your chance to buy a bike from our warehouse on a Saturday. Read more