Thank you for choosing The Bike Project!
By donating your bike, you are helping to change the lives of refugees in the UK
Did you know?
We have supported over 6000 beneficiaries with bikes since our start, and have even expanded to Birmingham with a second workshop.
We take bike donations for both adults and children and donate to beneficiaries all across the country. Alongside their bikes, beneficiaries receive cycling gloves, a fitted helmet, a high-vis jacket and a lock. To top it all off, we even offer unlimited bike repair for life for our beneficiaries!
Every bike donated goes directly towards supporting refugees, whether that is by becoming a donor bike itself or through the proceeds we raise from its sale – which go directly back to helping refugees.
Thank you for being part of our mission!
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You can drop your bike at any of the locations shown in the map below. Please check the details carefully, as drop-off points may have limited opening hours and require you to contact them a little in advance.
Donate a bike
I've got a bike to donate, do you want it?Can I get a hell yeah? Hell yeah! The Bike Project only exists because of donations of bikes from generous people like you.
We take any bike of any size and in any condition as long as the frame isn't cracked, dented or snapped in two and there is no more than 25% rust - we love a challenge, but can't resurrect a write-off!
Is it still safe to donate a bike during the current Coronavirus situation?Our drop-off points have been kitted out with a survival kit of hygiene supplies and protective gear to ensure they can receive bike donations safely. They will also be operating a strict no contact donation process to ensure a safe distance is maintained at all times. So why not use the lock down to finally clear out those old bikes from your garage or garden!
How do I get my bike to you?You can bring it in to The Bike Project or drop it off at one of our drop off points around London, Oxford and the West Midlands.
I can't get my bike to you, can you collect it?Oh no! Sadly, we simply can't afford to hire a van to collect donations of less than 10 bikes – it's just not cost effective. If you do have half a peloton of bikes to donate, then awesome, by all means get in touch. Otherwise, see if you can get your bike to one of our many drop-off points.
I've just donated a bike, what happens next?All the bikes we receive are assessed by our crack team of mechanics, lovingly refurbished and given a full service. Most of these spruced up bikes are donated to very happy refugees at one of our legendary Thursday evening workshop sessions. At the same time, refugees are given a helmet, lights, visibility vest, lock and cycle safety training - and they cycle safely off into the sunset!
A small proportion of bike donations aren't given away, but are sold to bargain hunting bikers through our online shop. This is an integral part of our social enterprise model. Every single penny we make in sales is ploughed straight back into the charity and goes a long way to securing our future.
Do you offer a discount on new bikes in exchange for a donated bike?Sorry, we don't offer anything in exchange for a bike donation other than our eternal thanks and gratitude!
Do you accept spare parts?Sadly no, we do not accept spare parts because of the risk of issues further down the line.
From pre-loved old bikes to lung-busting races – find your way to support The Bike Project.
Got an old bike?
The Bike Project is built on bike donations from generous people just like you.
Need some exercise?
Transform your humble bicycle into an epic fundraising machine.
Spare a tenner?
£10 a month gets one more refugee cycling. As a thank you, we'll give you a free bike service.
Like getting greasy?
Our Thursday workshop needs your enthusiasm – no experience necessary.
Got any space?
If you've got secure space for 10 or more bikes, we'd love to hear from you.
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