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…
Cycle Chain Ltd
On a canal boat (!) – ‘Carina’, in Birmingham’s city centre. We also have a shop in Ledsam Street, Ladywood, Birmingham.
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.
Number of employees/volunteers
We have two full time employees and 8 volunteers.
Number of bikes recycled/refurbished each year
Approximately 100-150 bikes are recycled each year.
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.
To Increase the number of of students from disadvantaged backgrounds that we can train and ultimately into employment.