28 April 2023 – We’re thrilled to announce that our container load of used bicycles from Re~Cycle in UK has finally arrived!
Thanks to this dynamic partnership, we can empower more people in South Africa to access non-motorized transportation and all the benefits that come with it.
20 October 2022 – We were overjoyed to receive, yet again, another container load of 2nd hand donated bikes from Re~Cycle. The provision of a bicycle to a household in South Africa not only eases the mobility of school children, it also empowers the household with a tool for development that they can use to create income generation. Positive vibes for health, wealth and education. Bicycles improve access to farms, markets, jobs, schools and healthcare. It is significantly impacting on the lives of individuals. THANK YOU Re~Cycle for a fantastic partnership!!!!! #changinglives #bicycle #nonmotorisedtransport #transforminglives #positivechange #positiveimpact #bicyclereuse
Excitement levels were high at BEN on 13 July 2022! Our latest shipment of bicycles from our wonderful partners, Re~Cycle , arrived from the UK after a much anticipated wait. Our crew unloaded the bicycles and our BEC’s are eagerly awaiting to purchase them and get them out into the communities at an affordable rate. With the current costs of petrol – the bicycle is an essential tool for transportation. Thank you to Re~Cycle and all those who kindly donated bicycles to South Africa.
Godfrey is a laryngectomee and is unable to talk, so taking public transport has been difficult in the past. With a bicycle, he has a liberty to travel without relying on communicating any information. The two wheels have empowered him and his family a new found freedom!
Today is an exciting day at BEN as we welcome the Re~Cycle container of used bicycles from the UK.
Bicycles offer people a route out of poverty and a means to improve their lives, giving them opportunities to travel to work and school. They are surprisingly adaptable, and can be used to carry goods – giving small scale traders the opportunity to reach customers further afield, or deliver food to the communities. Every bike or bike part shipped to South Africa transform lives and communities.
On 14th June 2021 we received our 1st container load of used bicycles from Re-Cycle UK! We couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you Re-Cycle and Halfords.
Since 2013 Re~Cycle has partnered with Halfords in the UK to collect and donate used bicycles to rural African communities. Millions of bicycles across the UK lie unused in sheds and often end up in landfill. However, these bikes can provide a much-needed lifeline to people in remote parts of Africa to travel to work, school and much more.
More than 60 000 bicycles have been collected and donated across the country.
The bikes sent to Africa provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable means of transport for communities to enable people to work, receive an education, transport food & medicine & learn new skills.