Donate a Bicycle

Donate your unwanted bicycles to Re-Cycle and help us continue to change lives in Africa.

We rely on the generosity of individuals like you to sustain our mission.

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What types of bikes do we accept?

Re-Cycle wants to ensure that the bike you donate to us has enough life left in it to transform another person’s life in Africa for years to come. Therefore we want to make sure the bikes that are donated to us are still in good working order.

Ideally, we only want bikes that have less than 25% rust on the frame. We are happy to accept bikes with flat tyres and rusty chains as these parts can be replaced.

The bikes most requested by our partners are :-

• Adult Mountain bikes and hybrids

These strong bikes are particularly suitable for unmade African roads

• City and commuter cycles

These are very practical bikes and 3 speed hubs are low maintenance – (often with 3-speed hubs, mudguards and parcel carriers)

• Small wheeled children’s bikes

(12” to 24” wheel) these are also requested by our current partners. However we don’t send ‘toy’ sized bikes.

• Road Bikes

(Racing and Touring cycles with drop handle bars and narrow tyres) – although these are not happy on rough, unmade roads, they can be sent to projects based in cities that have a network of tarmac roads. Touring bikes are sturdy and have load carrying fixings and capacity

• Shopper bikes

(with small wheels, typically with 3-speed hubs, mudguards and parcel carriers) – these are very easy to ride, even for inexperienced cyclists, and are very quickly adjustable for riders of different heights

When we receive your bike in our warehouse, we will assess its suitability for Africa. If it does not meet our criteria, we will look to find the best alternative use for it. Although we want to send the maximum number of bikes that we can, we won’t send bikes that are not suitable.

Help us in conserving resources by bringing your bicycle to one of our designated drop-off points.

Local bicycle collections

If you’re unable to bring your bike to us, we offer a local bike collection service within a 10-mile radius of our warehouse ONLY (located at CO6 3AJ).

Please note that availability of this service depends on our volunteers’ schedules and the volume of bikes to be collected. If you’d like to request a collection, please fill out the form, and one of our team members will get in touch with you when we have a driver available in your area. This may take up to two weeks at busy times.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to collect bikes further than 10 miles from our warehouse CO6 3AJ.

If you live outside this radius please use our map to find your nearest drop-off point.

Large Volume Donations

Do you have a significant number of bikes to donate?
We collaborate with various universities, stations, and clubs to collect unwanted bicycles on a larger scale. If you’re interested in partnering with us for such donations, please contact our office HERE.


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See how our bicycles are changing lives in Africa.