John, Re-Cycle Trustee, Climbs Kilimanjaro to Fundraise for Bikes to Africa

Join John’s Climb for a Cause! Help Re-Cycle Reach New Heights!


We are proud to share the inspiring story of John, a long-standing volunteer who has been collecting unwanted bicycles from around London and bringing them to Re-Cycle for many years. John has been a trustee for over a year now and continues to be a committed supporter of our charity.

Over the years, John has collected hundreds of bicycles and spare cycle parts from generous individuals. He has played a crucial role in bringing these donations to Re-Cycle, contributing to the preparation of bikes for a new lease of life in Africa.

As a regular visitor to Africa (mainly Kenya), John has made many friends both there and in the UK. He has seen for himself the impact donated bikes are making to people in rural communities who must walk long distances to reach crucial services and social support networks.


John has undertaken many walks and climbs over the years, including The Pennine Way, Hadrian’s Wall, North Downs Way, and most of the UK’s highest mountains.



Now he is preparing for his greatest challenge yet – to ascend Kilimanjaro!

We are honoured that John has decided to embark on this epic adventure to fundraise for Re-Cycle.


Not only is John planning to ascend the peak, but with his adventurous team have been granted very rare and privileged permission to descend into the caldera crater (the deep, cauldron-like cavity on the summit of a volcano). This is only possible as his team leader was granted special permission having ascended Kilimanjaro some 65 times!



John has been preparing for the challenge, taking place on 17 February 2024, for many months. His gruelling schedule means daily 4 mile power walks as well as training in tough terrain such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks where recently, in appalling weather, he covered 26 miles and all three peaks in just 15 hours.

Like many athletes, football players and mountaineers before him, John is also utilising an altitude acclimatisation machine on hire from The Altitude Centre in London. This will help increase his resistance to lower oxygen levels in the blood and help combat altitude sickness.



We wish John and his team the very best of luck for the challenge.



How You Can Support John’s Climb:

Donate: Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact. All sponsorship raised will go directly to Re-Cycle (the full costs of the trip have been personally met by John.) Donate here

Spread the Word: Share John’s incredible journey with your friends, family, and colleagues. Encourage them to join the cause and make a difference.

Follow Re-Cycle’s Page: Stay tuned for updates on John’s challenge. Follow Re-Cycle on social media for news and stories about where your donations go and the impact they create.


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