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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 2 Gunfleet Business Park, Brunel Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 9QX

(on the Colchester Business Park)

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 (December 2012) we have shipped more than 34,000 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

Saturday 09:00 – 12:30

Collection service for donated bikes

Where possible

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 841268

Information confirmed December 2012

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541


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