Welcome to Recycle Your Cycle! We are an innovative programme in partnership with the HM Prison Service in the UK.
Since Recycle Your Cycle began in 2015, we have refurbished and sold over 5500 bikes! This has so far raised over £160,000 for charities across the UK and growing weekly. All of this has been achieved with no government grants or donations as we are completely self-sufficient. Thank you for your support!
What we do
We are passionate about supporting disadvantaged groups within our communities as well as prisoner rehabilitation and breaking the cycle of reoffending. To help, we set up bicycle repair workshops in communities and in prisons to help those in need to gain new skills and improve their employment prospects.
We collect abandoned bicycles and used Dyson & Henry vacuum cleaners which are taking up space and would otherwise end up in landfill. We usually collect bikes from Universities, police stations and bicycle retailers. If you have lots of abandoned bikes or vacuum cleaners (over 20), get in touch and we can put them to good use!
We deliver these bicycles and vacuum cleaners to our workshops across the UK and train prisoners and disadvantaged groups to refurbish them, equipping them with technical skills that they can use to gain employment. We have workshops set up in HMP Wandsworth, HMP Hewell, HMP Cardiff, HMP Nottingham, HMP & YOI Swinfen, HMP Stocken, and HMP Liverpool. We have also started working with the fantastic mental health charity Jami to provide bikes to be refurbished in their workshops by their service users and then sold at Head Room Bikes.
Once the bikes and vacuum cleaners have been refurbished and skills have been gained, we sell the bikes and vacuum cleaners in charities and at universities. The money raised supports our partner charities and allows us to continue this programme. We’re currently working with over 20 UK charities and are always looking for more to partner with.
How you can help
If you have a large number of bicycles or Dyson or Henry cleaners to donate (over 20), please contact us on 0845 456 2338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss collection.