Rediscover Cycling

Rediscover Cycling is a bicycle reuse social enterprise at the Rediscovery Centre dedicated to building & reconditioning bicycles whilst providing training and employment opportunities.

Rediscover Cycling is a social enterprise that has been putting life back into used bicycles since 2010. Bikes donated for reuse are collected from the recycling centres and we create reconditioned bicycles to be sold in the Eco Store located upstairs in the Rediscovery Centre.

Rediscover Cycling is also one of five Irish Social Enterprises selected to run a pilot Community Services Programme with Pobal. The pilot CSP centres on the reconditioning of bicycles, exploring alternatives to the bike-to-work scheme,  and improving training for bike mechanics. This allows us to take on full-time trainee bike mechanics, grow our output of reconditioned bicycles, and partner with Rothar to develop a new national bike mechanic training standard.

As well as promoting reuse and training, we champion Cycling!

The most energy-efficient form of transport there is, and one of the quietest too!

– A low environmental impact form of transport, a great way for individuals to participate in Climate Action

– A low physical impact form of exercise and active travel, which also minimises exposure to air pollution while travelling

– A reliable and cost-effective method to increase mobility

Rediscover Cycling has a selection of reconditioned bikes for sale that can be purchased at the Eco Store located in the Rediscovery Centre or online at:

We run a number of Bike Courses at the Rediscovery Centre such as Beginner’s and Intermediate maintenance classes, as well as Parent and Child bike workshops.

To book a course please click here


Bicycle donations:

Rediscover Cycling works in partnership with Fingal County Council’s Estuary Recycling Centre in Swords, where bicycles suitable for reuse are donated to Rediscover Cycling for reconditioning.

Note: A gate fee may be charged by Fingal County Council to bring a bicycle to the recycling centre.

If you would like to make a donation directly to Rediscover Cycling at the Rediscovery Centre, please email Mark at with a picture of the bicycle(s) you wish to donate. Once approved, bicycle donations can be accepted at the Rediscovery Centre.

Note: Bikes brought to the centre without prior approval cannot be accepted and will be turned away. If you are not able to deliver your bike we can pick it up but a collection fee will apply.

We can only accept bicycles that we can successfully recondition, and that will provide a training experience for our staff in the workshop.
Some information to help you understand what donations we accept:
– Bikes that have been preapproved for donation
– Adult bikes only, in usable condition
– No kids bikes
– No child carrying equipment for bicycles
– No cycling helmets

For any other bicycle-related enquiries, please email Mark at

Meet Mark Dunn, Programme Manager, Rediscover Cycling.

Mark Dunn Rediscover Cycling

Mark has been working as a bicycle mechanic since 2014 and teaching bike mechanics and other bike related classes since 2015. Mark is Cytech qualified, and was lead trainer and assistant quality assessor in an Ireland-based City & Guilds bicycle mechanics training centre. He has experience both with long-distance road cycling and mountain biking, but anything with wheels or gears will also peak his interest!

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