Re-Cycle's mission is to collect bicycles unwanted in the UK and to send them to Africa for a new lease of life when they provide low cost and sustainable transport solutions, particularly in rural areas. Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work. In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
Cooperative or Membership Association, Donor or Aid Agency, Not For Profit
Primary Country Where Active:
Secondary Country/ Countries Where Active:
Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Postal Address (Main Contact)
Unit 8 The Grove Estate, Colchester Road, Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3AJ