Cycle-R – Bike Recycling

Lead Organisation



The work of Cycle-R is ongoing and they do face a number of challenges but have plans to tackle these, to expand, and most crucially to ensure a sustainable revenue stream for the future. Cycle-R are a charity specialising in the recycling of bikes, to reduce waste and ensure the materials are reused for the benefit of the local workforce, cycling in the Cannock Chase area and the creation of training opportunities. They also specialise in creating jobs for those who might otherwise struggle to find employment.

Results and achievements

The work of Cycle-R has had many successes, including (but not limited to):

  • 15 people have been helped into full-time employment
  • 18 people have gained formal qualifications
  • 72 volunteers have worked in Cycle-R, 17 of which are still in a position there
  • 6 Apprenticeships have been completed and offered full-time roles

Links and contact information

View the full Cycle-R Case Study 2019

The contact for this project is Richard Lawrence – 01543 523606 – New Hall, High Green Court, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 1GR

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