Changing Lives in Africa

One Bike at a Time

The bikes we ship provide communities with access to:

Education

A bicycle can cut journey times by up to 75%, allowing students to travel safely to and from school with energy left to learn and time to rest.

Livelihoods

A bike can increase a family's income in Africa by 35%. Anything traded must be transported, and a bike opens up numerous possibilities for traders.

Healthcare

A bike helps a person carry five times more clean water, significantly improving access to safe drinking water and reducing disease from contaminated sources.

Introducing our

2023 Impact Report

For over 25 years, Re-Cycle has sent more than 145,000 bikes and countless spare parts to Africa, transforming thousands of lives in rural communities. Our 2023 Impact Report highlights the significant strides we’ve made and the impact of our collective efforts. Explore our report to see the stories and milestones that define our journey and the difference we’re making together.
Years
10
Containers to Africa
100
Bikes to Africa
100000

A bicycle can provide a lifeline

Do you have a bicycle that you no longer use?

Donate it to Re-Cycle and help change lives.

How We Work

Donations

We collect unwanted bicycles from across the UK, saving them from ending up in landfills.

Shipping

We prepare and load the bicycles into containers, which are then shipped to our partners in Africa.

Distribution

Our trusted partners distribute the bicycles, any funds generated from the bicycles go towards supporting local projects.

Latest News

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Re-Cycle’s Warehouse Improvements

Working Towards More Impact…   It’s been a busy and exciting week here at Re-Cycle! Our warehouse has undergone some fantastic changes with the ...
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Tour De Lunsar 2024 – Empowering Sierra Leonean Cyclists

Tour De Lunsar – Sierra Leone – 18th April 2024 to 21st April 2024   Last year, Re-Cycle partnered with Village Bicycle Project in ...
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VBP & EducAid Sierra Leone

VBP & EducAid – Education Access in Sierra Leone

  Sierra Leone struggles with education access due to long distances and inadequate transportation. Addressing this, the Village Bicycle Project partnered with EducAid to ...
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