The 100 bike giveaway
The Recycle Project CIC are proud to present The 100 bike giveaway in partnership with ReCycle York, YO1 Radio and funded by The National Lottery Community fund. Over the course of 6 months we will giveaway 100 bikes to people in and around the City of York.
We will do this through up-skill workshops, where we will give 40 bikes to vulnerable adults in need through organisations, while giving them the skills to maintain it.
We will give 60 children’s bikes to different children’s charities and organisations throughout York. This is to help give access to affordable transport to those people who are most in need.
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Big thank you to our partners for making this happen!
The Island York receives bikes!
The Island York is a brilliant organisation that ‘Enhances children’s quality of life through mentoring.’ We connected with The Island because we believe in what they do and wanted to help support them in their efforts to better educate children by getting hands-on and what better way than to get them cycling!
We are very excited to have been along yesterday and handed over some bikes. Luke has been busy getting them all serviced
It is an absolute honour to work with such fantastic organisations and we look forward to building a working relationship with The Island York. We will be running workshops throughout the 6 months campaign so it would be good to see some of the kids in attendance with their bikes to see how to look after them and keep them on the road safely!
The Island York do some great things in York, they have a great mentoring program to help young people explore their potential, an awesome youth club, even a counselling service and getaway program for the mentees. In a world where we have so much opportunity, it is great to see The Island providing young people a safe space to build resilience and learn about how to achieve their potential.
If you know someone who may benefit from our campaign and might like some free bikes, get in touch, we’re currently at 13 given away, we have 83 left on the countdown!
The Big Bike Event
To celebrate our 100 bike giveaway campaign, we hosted ’The Big Bike Event’ on the 10th June 2023. EVERYONE was invited.
All of the activities we put on were family friendly and better still, FREE! There were activity workshops throughout the day, competitions, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, bike workshops by our one of our partners, ReCycle York and so much more. We also welcomed our other partner for the day, YO1 Radio, who was broadcasting live throughout the event!
We appreciate the support and feedback provided by our valued members of The Recycle Project’s community. As always, we encourage you to reach out to us and get in touch if you have any feedback or would like to support us and get involved with our 100 bike giveaway campaign, proudly brought to you by Recycle York, YO1 Radio and funded by The National Lottery Community fund.
100 bike giveaway blogs
Keep up to date with our 100 Bikes Giveaway campaign through our latest blog posts.
A big thank you to Recycle York for helping us make this campaign come to life. Not only have they provided up with some bikes, they have very kindly offered us their workshop space allowing us to deliver up-skill workshops to 40 vulnerable adults put forward from other organisations in York.