Recycle your bicycle encourages The Salvation Army Blackpool in new year appeal.

published on 3 Feb 2020

Recycle your bicycle encourages The Salvation Army, Blackpool in new year appeal.

The Salvation Army's Recycles scheme in Blackpool is encouraging locals to donate their old bicycles instead of contributing to landfill and throwing them away now that the new year has arrived.

Recycles Blackpool offers bike repairs and a bike shop all under one roof and is appealing for any bicycles that people no longer need to be donated.  

Douglas Cox, Recycles cycle coordinator said:

“Once a new bike is received many forget about their old one stored at the back of a garage or down at the bottom of the garden but the reality is that with a bit of TLC they could be a fixable bike that could then be rehomed.

“We rely solely on donations and are highly skilled in bringing new life to unwanted bikes and in urgent need of more. We can accept bike donations of any kind, no matter what the condition and even offer a collection service.”

As well as accepting used bicycles, Recycles Blackpool, which is located within our church and community centre on Raikes Parade in the Lancashire town, also sell refurbished bikes and second hand parts and the money made by the venture goes back into the work of The Salvation Army in Blackpool including its weekly drop in for people experiencing homelessness, The Bridge Project.

“Nowadays there is a growing interest in retro bikes so if you’re looking for something different we may just have the right thing for you! Or if it is just a wheel you’re after it’s better to buy a reconditioned one than fork out the money for a brand new one, which could end up costing more than the bike itself!”

Items for sale include everything from children’s bikes and mountain bikes to tyres, saddles and derailers at affordable prices.

Bicycles donated to Recycles Blackpool can be collected by a member of the team by a pre-booked appointment which can be made on 01253 626114 or by contacting Doug via email on Collection can be made from Blackpool and the Fylde.

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