Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I donate a bike?
- Can you collect a bike from me?
- Sorry, at the moment we don’t have a van. But we are working on this!
- We do occasionally hire a van, but this is pretty infrequent. It tends to be used for shifting stock between Durham and Byker, and if we can add in a collection or two we do do this. Fill in the contact form below and we’ll see what we can do.
- What hours are the shops open?
- Opening hours are on the shops page
- How much do bikes cost?
- Details are on the shops page. In general our cheapest bike is around £65-70. For that you get a basic bike that’s been professionally serviced and tested by a trained mechanic. The average price we sell a bike for is around £110 in Byker and Durham, and around £130 at The Journey – we tend to send the more bling bikes to the city centre location!
- Is Recyke y’bike a business or a charity?
- Recyke y’bike is a charity, but one that doesn’t rely on grants for funding. We send 500 bikes a year to Kenya and The Gambia, work with over 40 volunteers (many of whom have mental health problems), and give away over 50 bikes a year to refugees. All this is funded through the sale of bikes in the North East. The bikes we sell provide low cost transport (which is also one of our charitable objectives), and have been professionally serviced.
- How do I get involved as a volunteer?
- Fill in the application form. We take up references, and assuming everything works out OK, we’ll invite you down for an induction session.
Feel free to get in touch by calling our railway arches head office: 0191 265 4197
Alternatively, just pop your details into this form, and we’ll get right back to you: