Welcome to Recycle Your Cycle, an innovative programme in partnership with the HM Prison Service in the UK.
In the last 2.5years, since we started, we have shipped over 5500 refurbished bikes, raising over £160,000 for UK charities and this is increasing on a daily basis. Every day we are shipping more bikes and vacuum cleaners raising more funds for UK charities. This is all achieved with no government grants or financial donations, we are completely self sufficient.
Bicycle repair workshops are being set up within the prison service to assist in the rehabilitation of prisoners. These workshops provide technical and work skills for the prison students which will hopefully assist with their employment prospects. The resale of refurbished bicycles in turn supports numerous worthwhile causes. We currently work with over 20 UK based charities, helping them raise much needed additional funds.
Based on the success within the HM Prison Service, we are looking to expand this programme into the wider community. Additional workshops are to be set up targeting disadvantaged groups, providing technical training to help both young and old to learn a new trade.
We are delighted for the 2nd year to be working with Evans Cycles on their trade-in promotion.
We will be collecting the traded in bicycles from various Evans stores and taking them to one of our 7 prison bicycles workshops where the bicycles will be fully refurbished, providing training and rehabilitation to offenders. The refurbished bicycles will then be delivered to our various Charity partners retail outlets to help raise additional funds for their causes.
If you have a large number of bicycles to donate, please contact us on 0845 456 2338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss collection.
We are so grateful that we have lots of individuals wanting to donate their unwanted bicycles to us. Unfortunately, we currently do not have the capacity to be able to collect less than 20 bikes at a time.
However, we are delighted to announce, that we are now working with Sue Ryder to reduce bikes to landfill. Adult and youth bikes can be taken to selected Sue Ryder shops.
If you have a bike that you would like to donate, please contact your local Sue Ryder shop to see if they can take it: http://www.sueryder.org/shop-with-us/high-street-shopping/find-your-nearest-shop.
These bicycles will be used to help prisoner rehabilitation and raise funds to provide hospice and neurological care - thank you!"
We work with organisations including police stations and universities to collect abandoned bicycles left on site. Please let us know if you'd like us to collect abandoned bicycles from your organisation.
GREEN MARY AWARDS 2016/17 Sustainability Partnership CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PRESENTED TO RECYCLE YOUR CYCLE.