Bike Recycling

Getting Cardiff cycling and saving waste! Unwanted or abandoned bikes are reconditioned by our volunteer mechanics and then made available for anyone to buy.

Upcoming Bike Sale
Upcoming Bike Sale

Every Friday from 1 – 5pm

We try to have a range of bikes available every week. The photo galleries are updated on Thursday afternoon, please check after that for an accurate stocklist. Adult bikes start from £70 and children’s bikes from £20. All the bikes have been fully serviced and are sold with a 3-month warranty.

How we're making a difference

More people on bikes means less emissions.

Last year we sold 680 bikes. If just that many car journeys were saved from being made, we would have prevented the release of 1.5 tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We are happy about that!

Affordable and reliable bikes for everyone.

Bikes can be expensive. Our reconditioned bikes will typically cost less than half the price of a similar quality, brand new one. Our 3-month warranty promise gives customers peace of mind. You won’t get that on Gumtree!

A positive and inclusive space.

Volunteers benefit from the opportunity to develop skills, build confidence and be part of a wider community. Many of our volunteers have even gone on to work in the bike industry. Result!

Bike Donation FAQs

When can I buy a bike?

Sales take place every Friday from 1-5pm. We run them on an appointment basis to ensure that everyone receives the best possible service

Can I reserve a bike?

It is not possible to reserve bikes.

When can I book an appointment?

The bookings page will be live from 5pm on the preceding Friday. Appointments are 15 minutes long.

How can I pay?

We take cash or card payments. We don’t accept American Express.

Can I test ride the bikes?

Of course, we encourage it. For children it is especially important that they try the bikes.

Do you sell accessories?

We have a small range of helmets, locks and lights to go with the bikes.

What happens if the bike is faulty?

All bikes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. Just bring it back to the workshop within that time and we can fix it. In the event that it is not repairable we can offer an exchange or refund.

Where do the bikes come from?

The majority of the bikes are donated by members of the public. Some come from large organisations such as Cardiff University or the Welsh Assembly Government.

How do I know it’s not a stolen bike?

We cannot guarantee that the bikes are not stolen. However, to discourage people bringing us bikes of questionable origin, we never buy bikes or offer any part-exchange whatsoever. In 10 years of operation, we have had just one instance of a bike being discovered to have been stolen. Very occasionally we receive bikes from South Wales Police. In this instance the bikes are generally recovered stolen property and every effort has been made to find the owners.

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