ReSpoke is Trailnet’s bike recycling programme that refurbishes unwanted bikes and returns them to use.

Some are used for our programmes that teach cycle mechanics to disadvantaged adults and children, whilst others are sold to the public from our Thorndon and Becontree Cycle Centres, with all profits going to support our various community projects.

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ReSpoke at Thorndon Cycle Centre

Trailnet opened our ReSpoke Recycling Centre at Coxtie Green in 2011, with the aim of refurbishing unwanted bikes for the community, whilst offering the opportunity for those interested to learn some useful bike mechanic skills. We remained here until our lease expired in 2014 when we moved the operation to our Thorndon Cycle Centre, from where the project has gone from strength to strength.

With our fully equipped workshop, our staff and volunteers refurbish donated bikes for sale to the public or for various local community projects. We also offer a range of cycle mechanic courses from basic bike checks and maintenance to 40-hour accredited programmes.

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ReSpoke at Becontree Cycle Centre

Trailnet has been working with the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham since 2010 and has operated a cycling centre in the borough for much of this time. We started on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking until it was redeveloped in 2016 and we moved to our current Becontree Cycle Centre site in Rugby Road, Dagenham.

Becontree Cycle Centre refurbishes and sells low-priced used bikes, offers servicing and repair, and delivers cycle mechanic training courses for children and adults.

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For further information on any of the above please call Geoff on 07939 249980
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Please contact us if you’re interested in any of the following:

  • Donating unwanted bikes
  • Buying a low-price refurbished bike – complete the form below
  • Volunteering as a cycle mechanic

If you’re looking for a good quality, refurbished bike, please complete the following form and we’ll be in touch to let you know when we have something suitable for you.