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

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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.

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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.

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


Our Impact

30%

We’ve helped increase school attendance by 30%

101,388

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

98%

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. 

News

  • Warehouse Closure

    On the 14th December 2018 Re-Cycle will be a Christmas party! This unfortunately means the warehouse will be closed all day. Read more

Events

  • Saturday Bike Sale

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

  • Cycle Prudential RideLondon - Surrey

    Would you like you to support #TeamReCycle in RideLondon-Surrey? We have 13 places secured for this event. Sign up now to take part. (minimum £400 sponsorship) Read more