The idea is simple. We take in unwanted bicycles and repair them with the help of our customers with learning disabilities. The emphasis of the project is about promoting independence and equality, and encouraging people with disabilities to learn new skills that benefits them, the whole community, and the planet!
Once our bike project recycles the old bikes and transforms them, the bikes are for sale and can be purchased from our Genesis site on Wright Road, Ipswich. We sell men’s bikes, women’s bikes, children’s bikes and from time to time we offer specialist bicycles such as BMX bikes, racing bikes and mountain bikes.
We run a collection service to pick up unwanted bicycles, or you are welcome to drop them off to our site. Suitable bikes are repaired and serviced under the supervision of our qualified instructors and the second hand bikes are then sold to help fund the project.
We try to repair bikes wherever we can, but when bikes are beyond repair, we strip them of their useful components and retain them for future use. The parts that are of no further use are then sent for recycling to prevent as much waste as possible from going to landfill, and just this year we have recycled over half a tonne of bike tyres so they can be repurposed into things such as synthetic turf and playground floors.
Our privacy notice for bike collections can be found here.