Donate your bikes

In line with the latest Government announcement, our charity shops across the UK are temporarily closed.

Please do not leave your donated bikes outside of closed shops as this is considered fly-tipping and will have a serious impact on local council services to assist with clean up.

Further updates on reopening dates will be available at a later point and as soon as the restrictions change.

By donating your unwanted bike, you can help us to provide more care for more people. Please note, we currently only accept bikes in the south of the UK due to our existing setup.

The Sue Ryder Bicycle Workshop

We are proud to share a focus on environmental and social responsibility issues together. The bikes we sell at Sue Ryder are always popular and receiving bicycles that we can renovate or upcycle means that we can generate great value for money bicycles and reduce waste.

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How does the scheme work?

As a charity, our aim is to provide more care for more people and expand the services we provide, include in the community and online, to reach wider audiences. You can help us to achieve this by donating your adult and youth bikes that you no longer use.

What is the bicycle workshop?

We work closely with HMP services to provide purposeful activity within a workshop environment. The Sue Ryder Bicycle Workshop enables industries to build on the rehabilitative culture within the prison and provide a greater depth to learning and development.

As well as gaining new skills and experience, inmates will also get job satisfaction with purposeful activity. At the end of the course they will be awarded a Cytech certificate to help access employment after release.

Together, we can help more inmates give back to the community, whilst they serve their sentences, which ultimately could help to reduce re-offending. We are diverting bikes from landfill and raising money to provide more care for more people, making this a very worthwhile project indeed.

Thank you to our existing partners

The Sue Ryder Bicycle Workshop initiative aims to tackle environmental and social issues by converting unwanted bikes into great value bikes for people to access.

Our partnership with the Ministry of Justice allows us to work with HMP workshops and create employment and training opportunities for prisoners. Together, we have provided a purposeful working environment where people are encouraged to learn and achieve a qualification in bicycle mechanics.

Our supporters: Household Waste Recycling Centres

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Leicester City Council logo
Leicester City Council
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FCC Environment
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Our supporters: University abandoned bikes

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University of East Anglia
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University of Cambridge
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De Montfort University, Leicester
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Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Other abandoned bikes

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Find your local bike shop

If you have a bike that you would like to donate to us or if you are interested in any of our bikes for sale, please search for a local Sue Ryder shop stocking 'bicycles' using our shop finder.