Bike recycling

We hate to see to bikes rusting away in sheds and locked to lamp posts, or worse still going to landfill, so we’re happy to accept donations of unwanted bikes from individuals and companies, and then refurbish them so they can find a happy new owner.

The types of bikes people most often ask us for as second-hand bikes are hybrids, road bikes, and traditional ladies’ town bikes. We get asked regularly for mountain bikes and folding bikes too, and some children’s bikes as well.

We have a system to log the details of donated and recovered cycles, and can track where each bike ends up. We aim to get as many bikes as we can working for resale or reuse in our many projects, such as our programmes of training people with learning disabilities as well as ex-service personnel. Some bicycles are used for our training courses, whilst others are repurposed for many ends – making fencing, clothing, art projects and more.

We’re able to accept donated bikes on Mondays from 8.15am to 3pm (except for 10.30am to 12 noon, when we’re teaching), Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm at our Greenford workshop at 18 Queens Avenue, UB6 9BX. If you’d like to donate a bike or bikes, please feel free to drop by during these hours. If you have any questions first, please call/text Jon on 07852-521577 (or email him at