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.

Rosa Mari Sanchez Carrion 7/08/2018

It would be grateful advise my four old bikes from my four children so my son would buy brand new bike from old bikes to sell exchange new new. Please consultation. Thanks Rosa Mari

    Pearce Sampson 8/08/2018

    Hi Rosa Mari,

    Unfortunately you can only trade in one bike per transaction, but depending on the cost of the bike you were buying you could receive upto £350 for one of the old ones. All of the info about our Trade in can be found here:


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