Behind The Bikes….

I Work Hard To Provide The Best Quality Gifts for the cycling enthusiast.

Cycle and Recycle was born from a passion for cycling , a love of art and all things bike.
Being a creative person who is enthusiastic about sustainability and the environment it made sense to combine all the things that mean something to me.
Reusing old bike parts that are no longer useful, I clean them up and make handcrafted quality gifts for like minded people, making old scrap into something truly unique and beautiful.


Creating one off pieces is extremely rewarding and also helps reduce more junk going to landfill.

The Team

Sharon Aldridge

Owner


Harley Quinn

General Distraction


Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC)

I am so very proud, I have chosen Cyclists Fighting Cancer as my chosen Charity and will be donating a % of my profits to them.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) is a registered charity founded in 2005. They provide a unique and highly effective way of helping kids with cancer through activity and exercise.

They give new bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people who have been affected by cancer throughout the UK. The effects of the disease and associated treatment regimes in children are numerous; amputations, balance issues, physical weakness, coordination difficulties and lack of self esteem are just a few of the most common side effects seen in many patients. Exercise has been shown in numerous adult studies to be the single most effective way of improving both physical and mental wellness for people surviving cancer. They encourage cycling as the best form of exercise based rehabilitation especially for children because it provides all these benefits in a low impact, fun, sociable and exciting way. Cancer also causes massive disruption in families, therefore they also give bikes to their siblings, and in many cases their parents, in order that they can take part in an activity as a family once again after what can be years of hospitalisation and upheaval. They plan to supply another 800 awards this year which will take our total since we started in 2005 to over 7000 awards. In addition they have funded dedicated research study with the University of Leeds to clearly illustrate the relationship between physical and mental well being and physical activity in children surviving cancer. Their main focus is raising awareness and providing a bespoke service to each individual applicant where possible.

Please take a look at their website and support if you can. https://cyclistsfc.org.uk/