Get Involved

We are always looking for used bikes, new volunteers and new supporters. This page has everything you wanted to know about getting involved with Recyke y’Bike.

Volunteer with us

Recyke volunteers come from all walks of life, all levels of income and employment, with all kinds of abilities, knowledge and skills.

If you volunteer with us you’ll meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills all whilst contributing to a shared goal of getting more people onto bikes and saving bikes from landfill. We have various different roles available and provide training, travel expenses and lunch.

  • Workshop – we rely on a small army of willing volunteers to turn donated bikes into shiny, shop-ready rides.
  • Retailing – shop experience.
  • Fundraising – support with planning events.
  • Digital – eBay, website maintenance and social media.

If you’d like to volunteer please complete the online application form. In can take a few weeks for applications to be processed as we wait for references to be returned before contacting applicants to invite them for an informal interview. Please note that our Durham shop currently has a waiting list. For more information read our Volunteering Policy 2020

Spread the word

Word of mouth is the best marketing! If you’ve donated a bike to us, or visited our shops, we’d love you to tell your friends about it. Check in online or give us a review. You could also sign up for our  e‑newsletter. It’ll give you some great information on everything that goes on at Recyke for you to pass on to your friends, neighbours or colleagues. Oh, and the whole thing is powered by Mailchimp, so you can unsubscribe any time you want to.

Give us your spare cash

If for whatever reason you want to simply give us cash instead of bikes or time, that’s fine. You can drop your spare change into any of our shops, or you can make a donation via PayPal, which accepts regular credit & debit cards:

However you choose to support us, we’re deeply grateful for the help!