Get Involved

We are always looking for used bikes, new volunteers and new supporters. This page has everything you wanted to know about getting involved with Recyke y’Bike.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to pick up bikes for donation at this time. But you can drop your second hand bikes off at several convenient locations:

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Bring it down to Byker & we’ll do the rest!


Bring it to the shop & we’ll do the rest!

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Contact Nigel Barnes. Mob: 07711 705125 e-mail:


Contact Jim Blythe. Phone: 01890 883272 or 01289 382442

The easiest way to donate your bike is to pop along to our Byker or Durham locations during store hours. We’ll happily take your bike off your hand and either repair it for resale or donation, strip it for parts or recycle what can’t be reused.

We have other drop-off points scattered around the North East, too. Check out the gallery above for more information.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are family. We come from all walks of life, all levels of income and employment, with all kinds of abilities, problems and skills.

If you volunteer with us, we can help you develop or improve the following skills:

  • Workshop – we rely on a small army of willing volunteers to turn donated bikes into shiny, shop-ready rides.
  • Retailing – shop experience.
  • Development of external spaces – some creative thinking is needed to do this.
  • Funding applications – a knowledge of the process would help us.
  • Assisting at events – Bike Week, the Green Festival, Newcastle Bike Festival
  • Digital – eBay, website maintenance and social media.

If you’d like to volunteer please complete the online application form. Alternatively, drop into one of our shops to pick up a paper copy to complete and return. Your name will go on the volunteer waiting list and you’ll be asked to come on an induction day before you start.

Spread the word

Word of mouth is the best marketing! If you’ve donated a bike to us, or visited our shops, we’d love you to tell your friends about it.

Why not sign up for our infrequent email newsletter? It’ll give you some great information on everything that goes on at Recyke for you to pass on to your friends, neighbours or colleagues. Oh, and the whole thing is powered by Mailchimp, so you can unsubscribe any time you want to.

Just give us your spare cash

If for whatever reason you want to simply give us cash instead of bikes or time, that’s fine. You can drop your spare change into any of our shops, or you can make a donation via PayPal, which accepts regular credit & debit cards:

However you choose to support us, we’re deeply grateful for the help!