A recycling charity scheme from a national retailer could benefit both local cyclists and change lives in some of the poorest parts of Africa.
Halfords, who have a store on the Westway Retail Park is collecting second-hand bikes and giving in return a 10 per cent discount on a brand new model.
The store is working in partnership with the charity Re-Cycle which will send suitable donated bikes to Africa where they can have a big impact on communities, by helping health workers travel to villages, get children to school and allow farmers to transport their produce to market.
In addition Re-Cycle helps to provide sustainable employment by teaching locals to repair these bicycles.
The trade-in event runs until Monday, in particular they are looking for sturdy adult mountain bikes, although children’s bikes and others will be accepted if there are no cracks in the frame and have less than 25 per cent rust. For details visit www.halfords.com/re-cycle