Bike ReCycles

White circle with bike illustration and text Bike ReCycles

A bike donation project delivered across Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Recycling unwanted bikes for those in need.

Family cycling

Project purpose

The Bike ReCycle project is a new and exciting community-based cycling project being piloted in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The project, supported by Buckinghamshire Council, allows eligible residents to apply for a FREE quality checked bicycle, with the aim of making Cycling accessible for everyone. 

Team of qualified
bike mechanics

Working in partnership with Otec Bikes, we are able to repair and service donated bicycles ready for a new home. 

“Our offer is simple really, to provide an exceptional level of service and repair. To be on hand to offer our experience and expertise when required to ensure your bicycle is taken care of”. 

Community bike maintenance

Donate a bicycle

In order to make this project work, we’re reliant on the local community donating unwanted bicycles they no longer need or want. If you have a bicycle(s) that has been in your shed for a while now and just collecting cob webs, we’d love to take it off your hands.

The more bicycles that are donated, the more we can provide to individuals in need.

Our collection point is: Otec Bike Shop, located in Halton Tennis Centre, Chestnut End, Halton, Aylesbury HP22 5PD.

The opening hours are: 

Thursday10 am–5 pm
Friday10 am–4 pm
Saturday10 am–5 pm
SundayClosed
MondayClosed
Tuesday10 am–5 pm
WednesdayClosed

If you have any questions ahead of donating a bicycle please contact our Project Officer, Bolu Fisher at: Bolu.Fisher@aitc.org.uk

Apply for a FREE bicycle

To ensure we are reaching those individuals who would most benefit from a free bicycle, there is an eligibility criteria you must meet in order to be eligible, please see information below.

In efforts to make a positive impact on lives in the community, Buckinghamshire Council has partnered with Active in the Community CIC (AITC) to collect, upcycle, and distribute at least 200 bikes across Aylesbury. The initiative goes beyond providing transportation; it seeks to empower individuals, enhance accessibility, and increase sustainability.

To apply for a free bike, residents must meet the conditions stated below:

Applicants must live within the following postcodes: HP17, HP19, HP20, and HP21.

For those living within these postcodes, the following conditions apply for priority:

  1. Individuals on free school meals.
  2. Individuals referred to the scheme by partner organisations:

Bucks Mind, Citizens Advice Bucks, The British Red Cross, Aylesbury Job Centre Plus, Aylesbury Homeless Action Group, Aylesbury Women’s Aid, Aylesbury Vineyard, Aylesbury Foodbank, Family centres (Southcourt, Elmhurst, and Berryfields Family Centre), Youth centres.

Further conditions for applicants:

  • Individuals must be over the age of 16. For those under the age of 16, an authorised adult should apply.
  • Applicants must agree to participate in a follow-up survey, either online or by phone, at both 12 weeks and 6 months.


 

If you are eligible for a free bicycle, please complete our form below.

Please note, we cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive a free bicycle as we are reliant on matching a bicycle we’ve been given to the applicant’s criteria, e.g., height in relation to bike frames available.

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What is your gender?
In the past 7 days, have you done sport/physical activity (such as gym/fitness classes)?
If yes: In the past 7 days, on how many days did you participate in a sport/physical activity session? Please select.
Do you have any illness/injuries, health problems or disabilities?
What barriers have stopped you from Cycling before? (Tick all that apply)
I understand that my information will be kept anonymous and confidential and I am happy to participate.

Meet our delivery team:

Bolu Fisher

Bolu Fisher
Project Officer

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Adam Howard
Head of Physical Activity

Alice Bairstow
Marketing Officer

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