Recycle Your Cycle

In August 2015 Hospice UK partnered with Recycle Your Cycle to launch an innovative new scheme to help hospices to raise money from old bikes.

Recycle Your Cycle logoHow our partnership works

Recycle Your Cycle works with hospice shops to collect unwanted bikes, which are then repaired and refurbished by a prison workshop scheme. The good as new refurbished bikes are then returned to the hospice shops ready to be sold, with a six month warranty.

The scheme enables hospice retailers and Hospice UK to raise vital funds from bikes that would otherwise have found their way to the local tip, or gathered cobwebs in garden sheds.

What we have achieved

Recycle your cycle has rolled out the bicycle workshop scheme to six prisons nationwide, allowing prisoners to develop useful skills, aid their rehabilitation and improve their job prospects upon release. Through our partnership more than £45,000 has been raised for hospice care across the country.

Eighteen hospices are currently involved in the scheme and are raising funds through the sale of refurbished bikes. If you have an unwanted bike please donate to one of our participating member hospice shops or alternatively if you are a hospice that would like to get involved in our partnerships please contact corporate partnerships.

  • Acorns, Birmingham
  • Claire House Hospice, Wirral                     
  • Demelza (Kent, London, East Sussex)
  • Ellenor Hospice, Kent
  • Halton Haven House, Cheshire
  • Helen and Douglas House, Oxfordshire
  • Isabel Hospice, Hertfordshire
  • Martlets Hospice, East Sussex
  • Naomi House, Hampshire
  • St Christopher's, London
  • The Shakespeare Hospice, Warwickshire
  • Ty Hafan, Glamorgan
  • Weston Hospice, Somerset 
  • Noahs Ark, London
  • Willen Hospice, Buckinghamshire
  • Lakelands Hospice, Northamptonshire                 
  • Kirkwood Hospice, Yorkshire
  • Marie Curie (Harbourne, Northampton, Bristol, Kettering, Liverpool)

If you are a hospice retailer and would like to get involved with Recycle Your Cycle please download our handy toolkit. For more materials and information on our partnership please contact l.hamilton@hospiceuk.org


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