Is your unwanted bike just taking up space? Trade it in at Halfords’ Burgess Hill store and your old one could change a life in Africa as well as getting 10 per cent off a new one.
Britain’s biggest bike retailer is collecting second-hand bikes at branches across the country until next Monday.
Suitable donated bikes will be sent to Africa as part of Halfords’ partnership with the charity Re~Cycle. Millions of unused bikes go to waste in sheds and garages in the UK, but in Africa they can be life-changing, helping health workers reach communities in need, children get to school and farmers transport goods to market.
Re~Cycle not only transports bikes to Africa, but also teaches local people how to repair and maintain the cycles, providing employment and improving lives in a sustainable way.
Bikes most in demand by Re~Cycle are sturdy mountain bikes for teenagers and adults. However all bikes that are in a reasonable condition, including kids’ bikes, will be accepted by Halfords provided they are complete with no cracks in the frame and less than 25 per cent rust.
More information on the trade-in event is available at www.halfords.com/re-cycle.