Our mission

Cycle Sense’s vision is to make a positive contribution to a fair, sustainable, liveable community by promoting active travel and a circular economy. Their mission is to make it easier for people to cycle by sharing the many benefits of bikes through having a cycle centre from which they operate cycle training, advocacy, eco delivery, upcycling and upskilling.

Cycle Sense is a social enterprise based in West Cork, Ireland established in 2007. They opened a reuse centre for bikes and water-based paint in Skibbereen in 2020.



Cycle Sense
3 Bellview Pl
Townsend St
Co. Cork

Tel 087 75 89716 or 087 9242222
Email cyclesense [at] gmail.com
Web www.cyclesense.ie


Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Cycle Sense sells affordable secondhand bikes, paint and provide cycle trainers, bike maintenance, community cycle bus and training and upskilling opportunities. They divert paint from disposal & incineration to provide affordable good quality paint for reuse in the community through unique collaboration between Cork City and County Council. In addition to helping the environment, this is has a positive economic impact through job creation and reduced costs for the community groups and individuals who use the paint.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.