Local charity bike donation & sale event

Do you have an unused, unwanted or unloved bicycle you don’t need anymore? Local charity Life Cycle UK is holding a Bicycle Donation Day at Horfield Prison this Tuesday 29th January, to collect unwanted bikes to recycle. They will also be offering a selection of bikes already refurbished by the project for sale.

Life Cycle needs donations of more bikes to recycle through their bike recycling scheme based at Horfield Prison. Life Cycle works with prisoners teaching them the skills to refurbish old bikes. Once refurbished and checked over by a qualified mechanic, they are sold at affordable prices with the aim of helping people on low incomes to start cycling. The scheme saves old bikes from landfill, teaches prisoners employability skills and provides a supply of refurbished bikes for the community.

Life Cycle will be accepting donations of unwanted bikes between 10am – 4pm. Any bike, any age, any condition, Life Cycle would love to have it. Simply head into Horfield Prison car park (Cambridge Road, BS7 8PS) and follow the signs!

The Donation Day will also be a chance to purchase a bike already refurbished by the project, with a stock of around 30 bikes ready to view, try out and buy on the day.
Adult bikes are mostly priced between £60 and £120, although there will be a few higher end bikes going up to £250. There will also be a small selection of kids bikes and a range of quality locks and lights, from just £5.

Five good reasons to buy a bike from Life Cycle:

  1. Bikes are reasonably priced, fully serviced and guaranteed
  2. After being refurbished by Prisoners, all bikes are thoroughly checked by Life Cycle’s experienced Cytech qualified mechanic to ensure they are working well and safe.
  3. The project is teaching prisoners at HMP Bristol mechanical and general employment skills and providing them with something meaningful to do whilst inside.
  4. Bike Back reduces waste and makes good use of valuable resources.
  5. The project is getting people on bikes, reducing congestion and pollution in Bristol.

Poppy Brett, Director of Life Cycle, commented

“Bike Back is win, win, win all the way. It helps prisoners learn new skills; it helps the environment by reducing waste and it helps people on low incomes get bikes, get cycling and get fit. Help us keep this brilliant project going by donating your old bike – or come and buy a one for a bargain price!”.


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