Recyke y'Bike

Recyke y'Bike

At a glance

Causes

  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Training / employment support

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Based in our workshops and shops in Byker and Chester-le-Street, our charitable objectives are:

  1. To develop the capacity and skills of the socially disadvantaged community of the North East of England in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society
  2. To preserve and protect the health of the public by encouraging cycling
  3. To advance the education of all ages of the public in the safe use, re-use and maintenance of bicycles
  4. The protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit by saving bicycles from landfill, the promotion of bicycle re-use and recycling.   

We believe that bikes are brilliant and address a variety of health and social issues. Cycling is proven to have beneficial effects on physical and mental health. It's an affordable and environmentally friendly form of transport. The skills required to fix a bike can easily be taught and transferred to other things.

Activities

We save unwanted bikes from landfill, refurbish them with a team of volunteers supported by professional mechanics, sell them at a reasonable price or give them away to people in need. We provide formal and informal training in bike maintenance in a variety of settings so that more people have the skills to keep their bikes in good repair.

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