UPDATE FOR CORONA VIRUS:
DURING THE LOCK-DOWN WE ARE SUSPENDING BIKE COLLECTIONS FROM HOMES AND BIKE SHOPS. PLEASE DO STILL E-MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW IF YOU HAVE BIKES YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE. WE WILL COLLECT WHEN TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED.
We collect bikes sized for eight year old children up to adult, and that are suitable for use off road, i.e. mountain bikes, hybrids and old “sit up and beg” type bikes, rather than racing bikes or very small children’s bikes.
If you live in or close to the South Somerset area, and have a suitable bike you would like to donate, please e-mail Anthony Raybould at email@example.com with a description of the bike (type of bike, make, model and condition) and your contact details. We will be in touch to arrange collection.
We invite bike donors to also donate £10 per bike towards the cost of fitting special puncture-proof tyres to their bikes.
Any unwanted bike tools and spare parts you have are also really useful to us, to send out to Africa with the bikes and help keep them running. Rucksacks to pack the tools and spares in are useful too.
Please note we do not send all the bikes we receive to Africa. Bikes in poor condition are still useful to us as they are taken apart, and we use the remaining good parts as spares for other bikes. High value bikes are also useful to us, to overhaul and sell, to further help towards the shipping costs.