In 2013, we began a long-term partnership with Re~Cycle, a UK charity that sends unwanted bikes to Africa.
In some areas of Africa, a bike can be the only means of transport and owning a bike enables people to travel to work, school and carry goods and passengers, whilst small scale farmers and traders can reach customers further afield.
The bikes can similarly be an invaluable resource for travelling health workers and provide access to training and employment, helping to improve lives in a sustainable way. However, bikes can be too expensive for the majority and additionally the skills to maintain them might not exist, whereas millions of unused bikes go to waste in sheds and garages in the UK. So far we have collected over 30,000 unwanted bikes from kind-hearted members of the public following trade-in events.
You can read more about Re~Cycle here
Find out which Halfords stores accept bikes here