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Impact of our Recycle Mobility Programme

In 2021 we launched our Recycle Mobility Programme – a unique idea that focuses on promoting access to upcycled specially adapted trikes, for children who cannot use conventional bicycles.

Not only does this initiative offer inclusion to children of different abilities, but as the trikes are pre-loved, it is also environmentally friendly.


Since then, we have supplied over 40 specialised trikes to children all across the island of Ireland thanks to support from Minis­ter of State for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte and Minster for Transport Ea­mon Ryan.

The campaign was spearheaded and by our very own ambassador Saoírse Ruane, who has a keen interest in helping children just like herself overcome obstacles and gain a sense of independence and inclusion. 

The Report

In a report carried out by well-known and respected Dr Jolanta Burke of The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the Impact of these specialised trikes on both physical and mental well-being on the children and their families was measured.

This report, which is the first of its kind ever carried out on the effects that mobility trikes have on children’s mental and physical well-being, also recommends that Variety Ireland’s “Recycle Mobility Programme” should be considered as partial fulfilment of the Irish govern­ment’s strategy for enhancing wellbeing.