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Founded 1998
Location Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Services Offered
Mission Statement Transform lives in the UK and Africa using unwanted bicycles

Re-Cycle is a chairty set up in 1998, sending unwated bikes to Africa. We get bikes sent from all over the UK, including from other bike re-use projects.

Contact Info



Charity Bike Ride


Set up in 1998 to send bikes to Haiti, partnered with the ITDP who'd been working there, then sent bikes to Afribike in South Africa and focused on Africa since then

Services Offered

We ship a 40-foot container of bikes to Africa every month from our main depot in Colchster, where trusted partners refurbish them.

Mission Statement

In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.

In Colchester we have a lot of volunteers from all walks of life, including Brain injury rehabilitation - please come and join in.

Just about to open a huge depot on City Road in London

Various bike re-use projects in the UK send us bikes, inlcuding:

  • [Recyke-Y-Bike] in Newcastle
  • OWL bikes in Cambridge

find out how to get a bike to us

Re~Cycle's searchable map of UK bike re-use projects