old cycle kit charity

Matthewfalle
Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
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Its not cool enough to sell but has been superceded by new stuff.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.

Comments

  • There's one for cycling teams in Africa. MTN quebeka did it?
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    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_pete
    pilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    Maybe give this charity a ring?

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

    PP
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    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_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    You could contact Sally Gardner (sallygprism@gmail.com) who has happily taken
    unwanted cycle clothing from me to donate to cyclists on the African continent.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    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.
  • svetty
    svetty Posts: 1,904
    And there I was thinking that you set it on fire and threw......... ;)
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    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_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    De Sisti wrote:
    You could contact Sally Gardner (sallygprism@gmail.com) 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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,767
    edited January 2020
    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.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    I believe Decathlon recycle kit.
    They also recycle gash inner tubes.
  • I'd happily recycle Daniel_b stuff... :)
    left the forum March 2023
  • dannbodge
    dannbodge Posts: 1,152
    I also have some stuff that I want rid of.
    No-one was interested in buying it and it's all pretty much new
  • 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
    left the forum March 2023
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652

    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
  • dannbodge
    dannbodge Posts: 1,152

    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.
  • Longshot
    Longshot Posts: 940
    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.
  • Longshot
    Longshot Posts: 940
    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.
  • addey
    addey Posts: 10
    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....
  • addey
    addey Posts: 10
    edited February 2020
    Sustainable cycling foundation www.scfoundationng.org were mentioned in the article
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    edited March 2021
    Hey all,

    I've stumbled via facebook on this charity run by a cancer survivor:
    https://facebook.com/thebikenetworkcharity

    https://thebikenetwork.org/

    "Supporting Cancer patients, survivors and their family members by supplying them with bicycles and cycle equipment."

    I've only just messaged them, but we have an old 2005 Spesh hardrock we are going to give them, and I also have some spare handlebars, seatposts, stems, tyres etc I am going to let them have.
    Sounds like they also take kit as well, so am going to see what items I can send their way.

    Going to send pictures of the kit I have over the next few days, and will update on here with how it goes, and what they actually do take.

    They are based in Plymouth, but he has said they can come and collect stuff in a few weeks time.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18