People with unwanted bikes, tools and spare parts are being urged to donate them to help change the lives of people living in Africa.

Action Bikes has teamed up with charity Bikes for Africa Re~Cycle, which sends donated bikes to Africa to be refurbished and distributed to people in rural areas.

The bike shop, which has branches in Whitton, Sheen and Wimbledon, is packing its fourth container of bikes at Twickenham Rugby Club at 9am on Tuesday, January 14.

The bikes will be given to people in need, many of whom have to walk long distances to access education, health care, employment or water, so a humble bicycle can be a real lifesaver.

Action Bikes is urging people to drop off any unwanted bikes, spares and tools to their shops before they pack the container.

Volunteers to help on the day and companies looking for a corporate social responsibility project are also welcome.

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