Recyke y'bike

Ryckce y'bike in Newcastle Upon Tyne is saving unwanted bikes from landfill by working with volunteers to refurbish them before selling them or giving them away.

2,000
Est. number of people
who benefit directly

A pop up bike repair station on the Byker estate
Some of our young volunteers working on bikes
A happy bike recipient

Our story

We’re passionate about getting more people on bikes.

The way that we get more people onto bikes is by saving unwanted bikes from landfill, refurbishing them with a team of volunteers supported by professional mechanics, selling them at a reasonable price or giving them away to people in need. We provide formal and informal training in bike maintenance in a variety of settings so that more people have the skills to keep their bikes in good repair.

We do this because we believe that bikes are brilliant and address a variety of health and social issues. Cycling is proven to have beneficial effects on physical and mental health. It’s an affordable and environmentally friendly form of transport. The skills required to fix a bike can be easily taught and transferred to other settings.

Recyke y’bike is a charity. We’ve been established since 2006 and generate the majority of income through sales of refurbished bikes and servicing bikes.

Our advice

Opportunities to volunteer make a huge difference to marginalised groups.

Our metrics

  • 5000 unwanted bikes are processed each year.
  • 75 volunteering opportunities are provided each year particularly targeting marginalised groups.
  • Weekly pop up bike repair sessions delivered April to October to engage with local people and make their bikes safe to ride.

Read more: https://www.recyke.bike

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