DONATE A BIKE

NEW: tyre recycling

We have signed up with Velorim, a new service that recycles bicycle tyres and tubes, diverting them from landfill. As a result we can take in your old, worn or unwanted tyres for ecological disposal. There is a small charge or 50p per tyre or 20p per inner tube, which represents the cost to us of sending them to Velorim. For customers who buy new tyres or tubes from us we include the cost of recycling in the purchase price.

Donate a bike to Bicycle Links

We're happy to accept donated bikes in any condition, from children’s bikes upwards. We ask for whole bikes (not just frames or wheels), but don’t worry if a bike is in poor condition or a missing one or two parts, we’ll still make use of it. 

There's no need to phone, just turn up during our opening hours. We have parking and can help to unload, but unfortunately we are not able to collect from your home address. If you don't have transport perhaps a friend or neighbour could help?

We can’t use of any of the following, so please find another way to dispose of them (Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle):  car racks, turbo trainers, clothing, shoes, small parts, child seats, used helmets or other cycling-associated gear. Just bikes! 

What happens to donated bikes?

Donated bikes are refurbished by staff, trainees or volunteers, and then either used in our social projects or sold in our shop to cover our overheads. Bicycles that we can't use because they are seized or broken are stripped down for parts, which can then be used on other bikes. We always re-use as much as possible, and what we don't use goes to metal recycling.