Re-Cycle (Bikes to Africa)

Bicycle Tools for Mechanics in Africa

A bicycle mechanic requires a wide range of special tools to enable them to service a bike quickly and safely. Help us send sets of tools to our qualified mechanics in Africa.
raised of £1,704 target
by 19 supporters
RCN 1063570


At Re-Cycle, we pride ourselves on going beyond the simple act of bike donations. We have established strong partnerships with organisations in Africa, ensuring that our bikes are distributed efficiently and effectively. These partnerships allow us to stay connected, receiving valuable data that helps us adapt and improve our processes continually.

One significant aspect of our commitment is providing support in bicycle mechanics training to the local communities. Training the mechanics means we are working sustainably to maintain the bicycles and reduce waste.

Empowering locals with skills in bicycle mechanics is not just about maintaining bikes—it's about fostering self-reliance and enabling economic growth within the communities we serve. As individuals gain proficiency in bicycle maintenance, they not only contribute to the sustainability of our programs but also open doors to new opportunities, creating a ripple effect of positive change.


Maintaining bicycles in good working order is vital for their longevity and the impact they have on local communities. Our dedicated bicycle mechanics in Africa play a crucial role in this regard. However, acquiring good quality tools can be a significant challenge for them locally.

The bicycle mechanics require quality toolkits for efficient bicycle maintenance and servicing. Re-Cycle toolkits, costing £142, will last for years and help continue to train mechanics in countries like The Gambia, Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Zambia.

We are reaching out to you to help us raise funds for the replacement of mechanic toolkits. Your contribution will directly impact the sustainability and effectiveness of our bicycle programs in Africa. With your support, we can provide our partners with the tools they need to maintain and repair the bikes, ensuring they remain a reliable means of transportation for local communities.

About the charity

Re-Cycle (Bikes to Africa)

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RCN 1063570
We collect used bicycles in the UK and we ship them, in containers, to people who need them in Africa. Some people living in rural African communities walk miles everyday to reach water, school, work or healthcare. Bikes are a sustainable mode of transport and help change lives for many families.

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