Property which the Police have recovered and which has not been claimed (including plenty of bicycles) is disposed of at auction once a month. Dudley based auctioneers, Aston’s, currently sell these items on behalf of West Midlands Police. A catalogue of what will be for sale is made available a week or so before the auction. NOTE: You have to register at the event before it starts and have suitable identification with you.
Bikes abandoned on campus are given to the Birmingham Bike Project -who do them up and sell tem.
Second hand cycles are often for sale at the University's periodic cycle road shows. The dates of these road shows are advertised on both this Bicycle Users Group web site on the "News page" and also on Birmingham University's Sustainable Transport web site (cycling section).
Other local options for second hand cycles include iCycle on Three Shires Oaks Road, Birmingham Bike Foundry on Pershore Road in Stirchley, Bargain Bikes on St Stephens Road, Selly Oak and Sprocket Cycles on Allison Street in Digbeth. Addresses for these shops are available in our list of cycle shops.
There are also some community based projects that recycle bikes, for example the Wolverhampton Bike Shed which offers bicycle repair and recycling. They are a non-profit project run by volunteers and have been running since February 2010. They are based at Bradmore recreation ground, Church Road, Bradmore, Wolverhampton.