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Uni-Cycle, Southampton

Name of project / organisation

Uni-Cycle

Type of organisation

University of Southampton

Address / directions

University Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ

About this project

The aim of the project is to promote cycling, enhance safety by improving the state of repair of bikes in use, and reduce the amount of bikes abandoned around campus. The project is run between the University's Transport Team and student volunteers taking an active role in identifying, repairing and selling bikes at Uni-Cycle events. Refurbishments are carried out by a qualified bike engineer, who also provides a bi-monthly ‘Bike Doctor’ service where staff and students can bring their bikes for free safety checks and quick repairs. The project also provides subsidized bike locks, lights and cycle training with support from Hampshire Constabulary and Sustrans. Bikes that are not suitable for resale are used for parts or donated to charities across the UK and Africa and any remaining metal is recycled so that nothing goes to waste.

Accept bikes donated by the public

Yes

Collection service for donated bikes

Yes

What happens to the reconditioned bikes?

We sell the bikes back to staff and students of the University

Reconditioned bikes for sale

Sorry No

Contact details

023 80 595974

unicycle@soton.ac.uk

www.soton.ac.uk/unicycle

Information confirmed December 2012

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • 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
  • CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626

 

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