DONATE A BIKE

NEW: tyre recycling

We are registered 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 have new tyres or tubes fitted by 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. 

You can bring bikes direct to our refurbishing workshop in Anglia Square. Our unit is next door to 'Savers' shop in the square. We are normally there 10am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, but it's best to phone beforehand just to check we're in -  01603 764343 - or email volunteer@bicyclelinks.org.uk

You can also bring donations to our shop in King Street any time that we're open - just turn up, there's no need to phone.

We ask for whole bikes (not just frames or wheels), but don’t worry if a bike is in poor condition or missing one or two parts, we’ll still make good use of it.

We can’t use of any of the following unfortunately, 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.