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Re~Cycle (Bikes to Africa), Colchester

Name of project / organisation

Re-Cycle (Bikes to Africa)

Type of organisation

UK Charity

Address / directions

Unit 8, The Grove Estate, Colchester Road, Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3AJ

(3 miles north of Colchester on the B1508 the Colchester to Bures road)

About this project

We collect unwanted bicycles and ship them to our partner organisations (charities & NGOs) in Africa to provide people in rural areas with an affordable and sustainable means of transport. To date (September 2014) we have shipped more than 36,000 bikes to 15 different African countries. As well as bicycles we also ship spare parts, bike accessories and tools to enable the bikes to be repaired as and when necessary.

Accept bikes donated by the public


Tuesday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30


Collection service for donated bikes

Collection service for donated bikes

What happens to the reconditioned bikes?

95% are sent to Africa. Some are refurbished and sold locally. Some are sold to enthusiasts & collectors “as seen” on eBay.

Reconditioned bikes for sale


Contact details

01206 617865


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  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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