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old cycle kit charity

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
edited October 2019 in Road general
Ciao

Does anyone know of there is a charity specifically for old cycle kit like they have for footy kit?

Currently de-cluttering and have shed loads of old kit that I don't want but don't just want to donate to the normal places that will just lob it. Be nice to see it go to people who will use it tbh.

Its not cool enough to sell but has been superceded by new stuff.

grazie.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
smithy21 wrote:

He's right you know.

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  • There's one for cycling teams in Africa. MTN quebeka did it?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    There's one for cycling teams in Africa. MTN quebeka did it?


    good call - thank you.

    bicycles only according to a quick google search....
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,838
    Maybe give this charity a ring?

    https://www.cyclistsfc.org.uk/our-shops-1.php

    PP
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    looks perfect - thank you very much.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • de_sistide_sisti Posts: 1,170
    You could contact Sally Gardner (sallygprism[email protected]) who has happily taken
    unwanted cycle clothing from me to donate to cyclists on the African continent.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    coolio - thank you!
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    And there I was thinking that you set it on fire and threw......... ;)
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    i used to but since the Great Conflagration of Talbont On Usk the use of fire around these parts has been restricted solely to the annual Festival Of The Sock held around the second week of June.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,478
    De Sisti wrote:
    You could contact Sally Gardner ([email protected]) who has happily taken
    unwanted cycle clothing from me to donate to cyclists on the African continent.

    I've just mailed this lady to see what she says.
    Hoping I can just post stuff somewhere.

    Tried cyclistsfc, but have had no reply.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,072
    edited 27 January
    Did anyone find somewhere? I've just gone through the loft and separated out the stuff I don't wear for whatever reason. Got a bag of perfectly useable kit taking up space.
    and then the next thing you know
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,700
    I believe Decathlon recycle kit.
    They also recycle gash inner tubes.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,238
    I'd happily recycle Daniel_b stuff... :)
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 816
    I also have some stuff that I want rid of.
    No-one was interested in buying it and it's all pretty much new
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,238
    dannbodge said:

    I also have some stuff that I want rid of.
    No-one was interested in buying it and it's all pretty much new

    SO no Assos/Rapha/Castelli then... :D
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,478

    I'd happily recycle Daniel_b stuff... :)

    :D

    Did anyone find somewhere? I've just gone through the loft and separated out the stuff I don't wear for whatever reason. Got a bag of perfectly useable kit taking up space.

    Not for me, I landed the grand total of zero replies :/
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 816

    dannbodge said:

    I also have some stuff that I want rid of.
    No-one was interested in buying it and it's all pretty much new

    SO no Assos/Rapha/Castelli then... :D
    Nope it's all DHB leisure and non race fit stuff.
    Bought a bit of it before I went full roadie with race fit kit.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Maybe set up a facebook (other social media sites are available) group and list stuff on there. You could either ask people to make a donation of £5/10 to the charity of your choice or get them to pay it to you and you then donate. I guess it depends on your trust threshold.

    It doesn't achieve quite the same ends as suggested by the OP but it might help someone.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • I just would prefer it get used to be honest. Such a waste to chuck it away or have it taking up space in the loft.
    and then the next thing you know
  • addeyaddey Posts: 4
    There was an article in cycling weekly a while back about this sort of thing. Loads of pics of Africans wearing Kingston Wheelers kit! I'll see if I can find it....
  • addeyaddey Posts: 4
    edited 10 February
    Sustainable cycling foundation www.scfoundationng.org were mentioned in the article
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