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RECYCLE - bike project

How our young people recycle bikes that have been donated to us.

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Cycling is getting more popular - it's a great way to exercise, increase your independence, access new opportunities and improve your physical & emotional wellbeing.  open our leaflet to find out more

Bike Project leaflet - rebuilding lives - rebuilding bikes

It really doesn’t have to be expensive or painful to enjoy better physical & mental health. Our vision is to support, empower and enable local people – particularly young people and vulnerable people in our community - to build their own bike from scratch using the frames, parts and tools donated to us.

We expect this to take some 2-4 months of working a few hours a week and we know building your own bike has a really positive impact on emotional and physical wellbeing.

Young people tell us mental health is one of the biggest issues facing them and their friends; as well as the stigma faced by those dealing with emotional issues.

This project allows us all to improve our mental and physical health and address negative stigma.

Enjoy fixing & repairing things? and want to help the local community? Why not volunteer with the YMCA Recycle project

For more information on our ReCycle project, please call Amanda on 07889 707 823 or email or arrange visit to meet Steve.


Safeguarding is a priority here - for children, young people and adults at risk of harm.  All YMCA staff & volunteers are subject to our safer recruitment policy including confidential references and DBS disclosure.  see all contacts and advice at