We accept donations of all unwanted bicycles and parts.
There are 3 ways your old bicycle may be used:
1. Refurbished and Resold
If it is in good enough condition your old bike will be fully stripped down cleaned, completely overhauled and sold back into the community as a low cost alternative to a new bike. (we are a “not-for-profit” social enterprise, but have to generate enough money to keep the project running).
2. Stripped for Parts
If it is not in good enough condition to be refurbished and sold, it will be stripped for useable parts and the rest recycled as best as possible. the second hand parts will be used to help refurbish other bikes or to help keep bills down on repair work (great if you or your kids have a habit of breaking your bike(s) or you don’t have much money and need to keep that trusty workhorse on the road)
3. Donated to similar charitable projects
If your bike falls somewhere between these first 2 options it might be sent to similar projects in Africa, through the Re-Cycle Bicycle Aid for Africa project based in Colchester. This is a really cool project that can really change peoples lives, check out their website.
Unfortunately it is not economic for us to collect bikes from the public, therefore we rely on people dropping them with us at our Active Travel Hub during opening hours. Please check we are open before you make the trip.