2023 Impact Report

For over 25 years, Re-Cycle has been tirelessly sending bikes to Africa, totaling over 145,000 bikes and hundreds of thousands of spare parts. Throughout this journey, these bikes and spare parts have been instrumental in transforming the lives of thousands of individuals in rural communities across Africa.

To showcase our impact, we’ve compiled an Impact Report. This report highlights our achievements in 2023 across UK operations, Africa operations, sustainability efforts, and future goals. It demonstrates the success of our work and the considerable progress made towards our objectives.

Where Our Bikes Go

We’ve expanded our network to include five partners across Africa: Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone. In 2023, we dispatched 21 containers to these countries, exceeding our initial plan by 4 shipments.

Sustainable Initiatives

From empowering local bicycle mechanics to rescuing thousands of bicycles from UK landfills, our sustainability endeavours have made a lasting impact in both Africa and the UK.

We've had a jam-packed year!

Take a look at our 2023 impact report – see firsthand the positive impact we’re having and the lives we’re changing for the better.

Looking Forward

This report not only celebrates our achievements but also serves as a roadmap for the future, outlining our vision and goals as we continue our journey. 

Together, with our supporters by our side, we’re excited to build upon the successes of 2023 and drive even greater positive change in the years to come.