Turn used kit into gold: Two Wheels for Life urge bikers to sell for charity

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Biking charity Two Wheels for Life are encouraging riders to sell their unwanted riding kit to help pay for medical support in Africa.

The official charity for the MotoGP world championship has faced large dents in funding campaigns since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the 2020 Day of Champions cancelled and alternative revenue streams pursued since.

All of the money raised will help those in need in the poorest and most remote parts of Africa, with the work carried out by the charity partner, Riders for Health.

Dougie Lampkin leads the way across a shallow river bed

The group are encouraging people to raise money with old kit and accessories, with those using eBay for Charity to do so enjoying money off seller’s fees, and tax savings. Anyone donating 10% or more of their sale will also get a charity ribbon on their listing.

If you’ve got an old project bike sitting unfinished in a shed or garage, you could sell that on and donate some of the proceeds, too.

If you have items you can live without and would like to donate, there’s a handy guide to how it works on the Two Wheels for Life website.