Rediscover Cycling

@ Cottonbro Studio

Rediscover Cycling is a social enterprise which promotes the repair and reuse of bicycles and that provides training and employment opportunities. It was created in 2010 and is located at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, in Dublin.



Target Group:

People with fewer opportunities, facing economic, social and cultural obstacles

Difficulty level:



“Rediscover Cycling” extends the lifespan of equipment and materials through repair and reuse. By decreasing mass production of bikes, it reduces resource use (materials, energy and water) and avoids environmental impacts, such as CO2 emissions. Rediscover Cycling also has social benefits, because it provides access to bicycles at a lower cost. Most importantly, it promotes the use of a more sustainable mode of transportation that does not cause GHG emissions.

How youngsters can get involved

Youngsters can replicate this initiative by following these steps:

  1. Collect bicycle donations
  2. Repair and recondition bicycles (possibly with the help of skilled people)
  3. Sell or reuse the reconditioned bicycles

Skills and Competences

  • repairing bikes
  • using tools
  • bike design, materials and components
  • sustainable transport

How youngsters can get involved