Is that rusty old kids bike worth money off a new bike?

Do you have an old bike lying around that you no longer need? Perhaps there’s a bike your child grew out of several years ago that it languishing unloved at the back of the shed?  Or a bike you meant to sell on when you bought a new one, but never got round to listing on Ebay?

Rusty old kids bike

Now these bikes could be worth cash against a new bike, plus help some very worthy organisations in the process.

From now until June 6th 2017, Evans Cycles are offering a cash back scheme against a new bike when you take in any old bike. They will pass on your old bike to be refurbished and reused, or recycled, thus minimising the problem of old bikes going into landfill.

The Bike Trade In works on a simple sliding scale – take in any old bike and then the more you spend on a new bike, the more money you save – discounts range from £20 through to £500.

Bike Price Trade in value Code to apply at basket

New Bike Price Trade in value Code to apply at basket
£1699.99 up to £299.98 £20 off TRADE20
£299.99 up to £499.98 £30 off TRADE30
£499.99 up to £749.98 £50 off TRADE50
£749.99 up to £999.98 £75 off TRADE75
£999.99 up to £1,499.98 £100 off TRADE100
£1,499.99 up to £1,999.98 £150 off TRADE150
£1,999.99 up to £4,999.98 £250 off TRADE250
Over £4,999.99 £500 off TRADE500

How does the Evans Cycles Trade In work?

1) You order your new bike on-line as normal via the Evans Cycle website and add the relevant code at the checkout.  2) The only option for delivery will be “Click and Collect”.
3) You’ll receive an email or SMS confirmation when your new bike is ready to collect
4) You go to your nearest Evans Cycles store with your ID and old rusty bike in order to pick up your new bike
5)  They will then pass on your old bike to the nearest organisation taking part in the scheme.
I’ve checked with Evans Cycles and any kids bike, including balance bikes, are included in the scheme – although the bike you’re buying does need to be over £169.99 to qualify for a discount, so that rules out a few of their cheaper kids bikes.  However, if your child needs a new bike this summer, then you could save a few pounds against the following ranges that are sold at Evans:
Hoy Bikes, Pinnacle, Dawes, Early Rider, Dawes Academy, Ridgeback, Specialized, Kona, Bobbin plus many more.
Hoy Bonaly 24 in blue

Alternatively you could treat yourself to a new bike – you can trade in an old kids bike against a new adult bike and the savings will probably be greater. At the most extreme end, if you went for the Scott Spark RC 700 SL at £8,800 then the saving would be £500, quite possibly several times more than the value of the child’s bike you’re trading in.  Don’t blame me when the credit card bill arrives though!

Recycling of your old kids bike

There are lots of organisations around the country that will receive the old bikes, include Life Cycle and Cardiff Cycle Workshop.   The bikes will be refurbished and used for getting more people cycling, often through community schemes. Where a bike is too old to be safely or economically refurbished it will become a donor part for spares, or sometimes even broken down to make jewellery or other gifts.    More details of all the organisations around the UK receiving the bikes can be found here.

The Evans Cycles Trade In scheme runs until midnight on June 6th 2017. Full terms and conditions can be found on their website.

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