... 100% of profits go to charity creating life chances for young people.

About Bicycle Recycling

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Our passion is making cycling accessible to everyone and that is why we believe in Bicycle Recycling.

We know that cycling is healthy, fun and good for the environment, but it can be expensive especially if you don’t know how to fix things or where to go for good value parts or repairs.

Bicycle Recycling is run by people that enjoy cycling and want you to enjoy it too, that’s why we:

  • Only sell refurbished bikes that are fully serviced with a 90 day warranty.
  • Provide up front prices on all our servicing options.
  • Offer maintenance courses so that you can be confident to do your own repairs.
  • Sell and use quality second parts, where possible, to keep your costs down.
  • Provide training and jobs for local young people.
  • Ship bikes to Africa where they can have a new life.
  • Support events and local charities that encourage cycling.

Bicycle Recycling was founded in 2010 by keen cyclist Guy Partleton. In 2012 Guy teamed up with Charlie Adie, another keen cyclist and Chief Executive of youth charity Motiv8, who wanted to establish a social enterprise that could provide training and sustainable jobs for young people.

In October 2012 they opened their first shop alongside the Bus Station and Ferry in Gosport, with the second shop opening in February 2014 at the Community Cycle Hub in Portsmouth, and the third shop opened at the Naval Base Cycle Hub in April 2016.

Today Bicycle Recycling is a trading subsidiary (company number: 08848765) wholly owned by Motiv8 South (registered charity: 1069085). It employs qualified mechanics who work alongside apprentices, trainees and volunteers; with more than half the paid staff being young people.

We provide work experience opportunities for school age young people, those who have been long term unemployed, as well as community service opportunities that benefit others. All profits from Bicycle Recycling go direct to charity to provide further life chances for young people. We are a social enterprise, a business that aspires to deliver excellence whilst maintaining a clear social mission that believes in the power of people.


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