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Ways To Help

Ways we can make things better, together.

There are lots of ways that you can support RideWise. From cake bakes to sponsored walks and cycles, financial donations, spreading the world and simply by thinking about how you travel and encouraging others to do the same.


As a charity we heavily rely on donations and grant funding to enable us to run our projects and provide free services to communities across Nottingham. Any donation could make​ such a difference, so every amount is always appreciated, not just by us by but also people in our communities.



We are always in need of volunteers. Volunteers can support our Community Cycle Centres to help support and encourage people learn how to ride a bike. Other opportunities are on our trade stands at events as support for our staff who share their passion for cycling and walking.


Why not have a bit of fun and raise sponsorship through group challenges, bike rides, walks or bake days? They're great ways to show your support and contribute. Our partners at Fundraizing Hero will provide you with everything you need - from sponsorship forms, ready made posters, photo props and more!

Donate a Bike

Do you have a bike in your shed which is no longer useful to you? We would be very grateful if you would be happy to donate it to us.

Our volunteer mechanics will refurbish it and give it a new lease of life, or if it is beyond repair, we may be able to use some of the parts to repair other bikes.

Please bring your bike(s) down to us at Lenton Abbey Park, NG9 2SF. We are open between 10am and 1pm every day, except Saturdays. We can also arrange for the bike to be collected within reasonable travelling distances.

Click here to let us know if you've got a bike that you'd like us to collect.

Donated bikes are used for our many community projects which might involve providing cycling lessons for all ages and abilities at our cycle centres or loaning them out from our RideWise bike library.


More Ideas!

Join our Bike Drive and encourage your networks to donate their unwanted bicycles! Our volunteers help us 6 days a week to refurbish donated bikes for use by our communities - an unwanted bike can be the gift of transport independence. We'll even collect the bikes too.

Support our text donation campaign - we're raising funds to keep our important Bike Library open, offering free loans of bikes for all ages and abilities. Simply text BIKES to 70085 to donate £5! (texts cost £5 and your standard message rate. You will be opting in to hear more from us. To opt out text BIKESNOINFO to 70085 to donate £5 without joining our mailing list)

Perhaps you'd like to make a donation. We will work closely to you know how your funds are helping to provide a positive impact on our communities - email us if you'd like to join our supporters mailing list so we can keep you up to date. 

If you'd like to discuss any of those options, email us at or you can phone us on 0115 955 2288. Or, get in touch to chat with us!

If you're looking for even more ways to help (Thankyou!), you can get in touch with a member of our team using our contact form, and we will look forward to hearing from you!