Our Impact

Re-Cycle has been sending bikes to Africa for 25 years and has sent over 130,000 bikes and hundreds of thousands of spare parts.

During this time, the bikes and spare parts that we have sent have helped thousands of people in rural communities across Africa.

All the bikes and parts that we receive are donated by the generous UK public. Every single bike that is received into our warehouse is checked and if suitable for Africa, prepped and loaded onto a shipping container and sent to one of our partners.

Once our partner receives these bikes in their country, they are rebuilt and distributed to the local community.

They are distributed either through their programmes, or sold and the money the partner receives for the sale goes towards supporting the work that they do in the community.

Your Support Changes Lives...

Read the stories and experiences of the children, young people and families whose lives we are changing for the better.

Momodou’s Story

Momodou is a thirteen year old Grade 7 student attending Tujereng Upper and Secondary School. He lost his mother and now lives with his father…

Given’s Story

Having access to a bike is vital to Given’s life as he must travel over 10miles per day to and from work…

Cecilia’s Story

In 2019, at a time when Cecilia was trekking 10km twice daily to attend Kalsagri Junior High School…


The environment, recycling and sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We want to promote an environmentally conscious worldview where nothing is wasted and everything is used to its full potential – this is why the bicycle is our vehicle of choice!

Impact Report 2022

Measuring our impact in country is key to knowing what we are doing in the UK is having a positive change in Africa. We work closely with our partners to obtain this type of feedback and we have some key highlights.