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Rediscover Cycling puts life back into unwanted bicycles

Rediscover Cycling
Start/End date: 
01/2010
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Description: 

The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. It is a creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living. It brings together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftspeople united in a common purpose of sustainability.

Rediscover Cycling is a bicycle reuse social enterprise dedicated to building and reconditioning bicycles whilst providing training and employment opportunities. It has been putting life back into unwanted bicycles since 2010 and is located at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin.

Bicycles are donated to Rediscover Cycling at various drop off areas at recycling centres around Dublin and are then revamped and sold at the Rediscovery Centre Eco Store.

The Rediscover Cycling team also provides on-site bike clinics to corporate and other organisations to promote sustainable transport.

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Main results: 

Rediscover Cycling

  • has provided critical jobs and skills training to over 20 programme participants, with the majority of past participants advancing on to full employment or further education
  • has prevented hundreds of unwanted bikes from entering the waste stream
  • provides quality and affordable bikes to the North Dublin community
  • promotes sustainable transport.