***Please note – our Byker shop has recently moved to new premises at 164 Brinkburn Street South NE6 2AR ****
Recyke y’Bike is a North East charity that takes in used bikes from members of the public. Over 2000 bikes are donated each year. These bikes are refurbished by our wonderful team of qualified staff and volunteers and sold to fund our charitable objectives.
Our shops are in Byker, Durham and Newcastle city centre (for address and directions click the links below). Each stocks bikes that are particularly suited to the people in that area. They all offer bike servicing & repairs, and each carries a range of new and used accessories and spares.
By selling refurbished bikes, we raise the funds that finance our charitable objectives.
We work with partners Key Enterprises to send bikes to schools in The Gambia. We also send bikes to Deerbolt Prison in County Durham where young offenders gain vital engineering skills refurbishing bikes alongside confidence and self-belief. We run formal and informal training on site and out in the community to give people the skills to keep their bikes safe and on the road. We also give bikes to children and adults in need in the North East.
This work is carried out by our team of staff. They’re assisted by over 40 volunteers, who come from all walks of life – from retired people to people who are long-term unemployed and people with mental health issues. We all work together and we all support each other because we all believe in what we’re doing. In addition to selling second hand bikes, we do several other things: we service bikes and repair them at reasonable prices; or if you just want to fix your own bike, for a small fee you can hire our workshop space and tools. Finally, as an accredited Velotech training centre, we provide industry-standard training and workshop qualifications.