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Rotary club collaborates with charity to give old bikes new purpose

Rotary club collaborates with charity to give old bikes new purpose

A successful day of bike collections mean that 120 could now potentially find a new home in rural Africa!

The Rotary Club of Brightlingsea & District held a bicycle collection day in collaboration with the charity Re-Cycle.

On the day, the club received 120 bicycles at it’s two points of collection that Re-Cycle can now break down for parts, repair, ship to rural Africa or sell to raise funds.

Bicycles of many different varieties were collected by the Rotary Club of Brightlingsea and District.

The bicycles handed in ranged from old relics to some in perfect enough condition that those donating them were able to ride them to the collection point before giving them away.

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Re-Cycle is a charity that envisions a future where everyone in Africa has access to affordable bike transport.

The bikes are collected in numerous ways such as through charities like Rotary or company’s such as Halford where there are over 70 stores across the UK where people can go to drop off their bikes.

Re-Cycle envisions a future where everyone in Africa has access to affordable bike transport.

Re-Cycle have sent 120,000 bikes and spare parts to Africa so far, with each bike turned in helping an estimated 10 people.

The charity works with partners in Africa by sending over people from Re-Cycle to train and employ local people who will help refurbish the bikes in the rural communities they’re assigned to.

Re-Cycle has been shipping bikes and spare parts for over 20 years and now have over 90 drop-off locations nationwide.