Recyke y'bike

Unit 2, Railway Arch, Hannington Street, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1JT


Recyke Y’Bike is a community project that accepts donated bikes from members of the public. Trained mechanics and volunteers fix them up for resale. Most of the bikes are sold to the public to raise funds for running the project and also to finance the sending of sturdy bikes to Re-Cycle’s (based in Colchester) projects in Africa which support schools and community health programmes there. Recyke Y’Bike is certain that providing affordable, roadworthy transport is a good way to encourage m

Introduction

Here at Recyke Y’Bike we’re a mixed bunch – with volunteers of all ages, across all walks of life, and with interests of every kind and six part-time members of staff. But there’s two passions we all share….recycling and BIKES!!!

We’re a Community Social Enterprise situated above the Ouseburn Valley in Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. We’re a company limited by guarantee (Company no. 5839547) and a charity (Charity no. 1124639).

Overview

Recyke Y’Bike is a community project that accepts donated bikes from members of the public. Trained mechanics and volunteers fix them up for resale.

Most of the bikes are sold to the public to raise funds for running the project and also to finance the sending of sturdy bikes to Re-Cycle’s (based in Colchester) projects in Africa which support schools and community health programmes there.

Recyke Y’Bike is certain that providing affordable, roadworthy transport is a good way to encourage more people to get cycling, as well as making sure that bicycles don’t end up in land-fill sites, when they could be put to good use.

The Shop: we have a range of accessories to ensure your safety when cycling. See our Cycle Training service too.

 

Aims and objectives

  • Reducing isolation in communities
  • Advancing integration
  • Promoting better physical health through cycling
  • Providing employment and training opportunities within Newcastle and Gateshead
  • Advancing the education of the public in the safe use, reuse and maintenance of bicycles
  • Reusing bicycles by reconditioning them, saving them from landfill, sending them with Re~Cycle to Africa.

Funding

Our aim is to be self sustaining but in the past we have had generous grants to enable us to set up the project and to initiate bike related projects in the community from:

  • Community Foundation
  • Ouseburn, South and North Heaton and Byker Wards
  • Co-operative Community Fund
  • Gateshead Council
  • Newcastle Council
  • Hilden Trust
  • Sir James Knott

Many thanks to all of them

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