Charity Spotlight: ReCycle Bikes

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 different partner charities throughout the campaign. Next up, Sheffield-based ReCycle Bikes..


Charity Name

ReCycle Bikes

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Heeley, Sheffield





>> Charity Spotlight: Life Cycle UK <<


Prime Aim

To save unwanted bikes from the waste stream while giving disengaged young people new skills for the future


Number of employees/volunteers



Number of bikes recycled/refurbished each year

1191 in 2017


>> Charity Spotlight: NCA <<


Workshops/courses given

Bike Kitchen and maintenance classes


How Evans Cycles Trade-In benefits ReCycle Bikes

We receive all of the bikes from our local store which is just down the road. I’ts hard for us to publicise ourselves as we are only a small project with limited funds for marketing and we aren’t able to collect individual bikes from people’s homes so having Evans Cycles collect bikes on our behalf is a big help to us.

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Future projects/ambitions

We’re looking into setting up a project working with long-term unemployed adults suffering from depression.


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>> To find out more about ReCycle Life please visit their website. <<


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




Joe Preston 18/05/2017

I have a titanium Genesis Equilibrium from 2015; it originally cost £2000 and I’m interested in moving over to carbon, in particular a BMC.
What kind of cost reduction could I expect? I wouldn’t be interested if I was given £100 for my old bike which is worth a lot more! Thank you.


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