Is the hub of activity where the bikes are delivered and pre-sorted for bikes that go to Africa, those that need stripping for parts and those that are suitable for potential re-furbishing.
We rely on the support of volunteers (30 plus) to enable us to prepare bikes, strip bikes and help with the loading and unloading of containers. On average we load around 500 bikes and spare parts per container, this is down to the skill of our staff and volunteers.
A small percentage of the bikes that are donated are not suitable for the rough terrain in Africa. If they are still in good working order with some residual value they will be put through our workshop to be repaired and serviced by our qualified Cytech mechanics. The bikes are then sold on to the local community in the UK. The funds raised from the bike sales goes into our core funding, which enables to charity to send more bikes to Africa.