People are being called to donate their old bicycles to help provide affordable transport to people in the developing world.

Halfords in Manor Parade, Harrow, has teamed up with charity Re-Cycle to send people’s unwanted bikes to communities in Africa.

Bikes can be donated at the store from today until Monday March 24, with Halfords offering a ten per cent discount on certain new bikes.

Suitable cycles will be checked and overhauled before being shipped to Africa where they will help health workers reach communities, children get to school and parents get to work.

Founder of Re~Cycle Merlin Matthews said: “We’re really excited about the trade-in event, which is part of our long-term partnership with Halfords and helps in our ambition.

“We want to get access to all those unwanted bikes and raise awareness of how people here can very easily assist those in need in Africa.”