About Us

Re-Cycle receives used bikes in the UK and donates them to trusted partners in Africa.

What we do?

The ethos behind our work is sustainability. Re-Cycle works in partnership with four organisations across four different African countries, each one doing something inspiring and empowering with the bicycles we send them. All own and run bike social enterprises – this ensures that the bikes we provide can be repaired, distributed and maintained for a long time to come.

We send our partners bikes, spare parts and tools (for free) that can be sold for a fraction of market value via their bicycle social enterprise. Working in this way generates multiple outcomes:

It’s a hand up not a hand-out

Not only are things that are given away not valued, but gifting bicycles in large numbers harms local vendors, who cannot compete with free bikes. Working with the existing market networks allows our partners to both realise the true value of the bicycles they receive and distribute them further and more quickly.
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Our History

Where we work

UK Operations