Charity Spotlight: Cycle Chain

Trade-In is back for 2018 and there are many good reasons why it’s our favourite campaign: It’s springtime and everyone is getting back into the spirit of cycling, customers can save on a shiny new bike while decluttering their sheds or garages at the same time, and, best of all, each and every donated bike serves a good cause! Proud to be working with 18 social enterprises across the UK, here we put the spotlight on our different partner charities throughout the campaign. Next up, Birmingham based Cycle Chain…

Charity name

Cycle Chain Ltd



On a canal boat (!) – ‘Carina’, in Birmingham’s city centre. We also have a shop in Ledsam Street, Ladywood, Birmingham.





Prime aim

Our main aim is to broaden opportunities for people with specific learning needs through using the bicycle as a learning tool and the promotion of cycling as a cheap and sustainable form of transport.


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Number of employees/volunteers

We have two full time employees and 8 volunteers.

Cycle Chain

Number of bikes recycled/refurbished each year

Approximately 100-150 bikes are recycled each year.


Workshops/courses given

We provide maintenance courses for workplaces, schools and colleges.


Most favourite anecdote

Our company use the Albert Einstein quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”


How the Evans Cycles Trade-In benefits the Cycle Chain

The majority of our funding comes from the recycling and sale of donated bikes. The Trade-In provides us with a supply of bikes which helps us provide cycling services that benefit the community as a whole.


Future projects/ambitions

To Increase the number of of students from disadvantaged backgrounds that we can train and ultimately into employment.


>> To find out more about Cycle Chain, take a look at their website <<


>> To find out more about Trade-In head to the Evans Cycles website <<




Anthony 12/04/2017

Great concept – find a different cycling personality and quote


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