“Millions of bicycles are thrown away or left to rust in the UK while millions of people in Africa are forced by lack of transport to walk up to 4-hours per day, to school, work or fetching water.”
“Re~Cycle ships donated bikes (41,000 thus far), tools and spare parts to Africa, where partner organisations refurbish and distribute them.”
If you’ve got any old bike bits taking up space in your flat and you are wondering what to do with them then you can donate to Re~Cycle:
The founder, Merlin, has informed me they are opening a new location at 250 City Road, half way between Angel and Old Street tube stations in a weeks time.
Other locations are listed on the website. Merlin is also looking for any volunteers to help out.