Bike Recycling

Bike Recycling
Bike Recycling
Put your unwanted bikes and bits to good use.

As the national cycling charity, CTC wants to see more bicycles available to the public, more individuals skilled in maintenance and repair and otherwise unwanted materials put to good use. We want to publicise projects where donated bikes and spare parts are given new life whilst providing employment, training and volunteering opportunities.

Case studies

How to develop a bicycle maintenance workshop as a community project
Headset workshop
The story of Headset: how we set up two, cost neutral, bicycle workshops in the Portland to Dorchester transport corridor - by Angus Dawson from Headset


How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
How to recycle your bike
Restoring a bike
The bike or spares you no longer have a use for could be helping to fuel a local community project that restores bikes, salvages spares and provides a valuable training opportunity.

Bike Recycling Directory

Welcome to the Bike Recycling Directory- this map shows all of the bike recycling projects in the UK that are known to CTC.




  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

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