Our Story

Revolve ReCYCLING aims to recycle and redeploy Australia’s bikes, e-bikes, scooters and other personal transport vehicles (PTVs).

Founded in September 2021, we are determined to divert old rides from landfill and give them new life. That means: selling redeployed rides at affordable prices; giving people access to high-quality, safe and accessible rides; creating jobs for people with disadvantaged backgrounds; encouraging cycling and active transport, and; doing “bike equity” by giving away kids’ bikes including in Indigenous communites and via the newly formed Revolve ReCYCLING Foundation.

Revolve ReCYCLING is all about putting the wheels into circularity and sustainability!

Guido Verbist is our General Manager. Whilst at the helm of the Bower Reuse and Repair Centres, he introduced Repair Cafés, the “Right to Repair” movement, and Tiny House building courses in Australia. Before that, Guido managed Greenpeace International’s Actions and Operations Department and the Asia Pacific branch of the UK-based security and risk mitigation company AKE.

Pete Shmigel is the founder of and General Hand at Revolve ReCYCLING. He was previously CEO of Australian Council of Recyclers (ACOR) and Lifeline Australia. He gets to drive the Beast, our bespoke bicycle recovery vehicle!

In mid 2023, the Revolve ReCYCLING Foundation was started to strengthen “bike equity” through the distribution of free bikes to disadvantaged kids. It has the goal of 1000 free bikes to 1000 kids in need in 2023. The Revolve ReCYCLING Foundation is fully charitable, tax-deductible, and has a separate Board consisting of: David Hynes, a businessman and former Olympian; Elizabeth Warner, a former senior advisor to the Federal Environment Minister, and; Nick Harford, a leading sustainability and product stewardship consultant.

Josh, a part-time mechanic in our WheelShop, is a dedicated supporter of community-based cycling initiatives. His warm demeanour and genuine enthusiasm for helping customers create a welcoming environment in the shop. With his excellent communication skills and understanding of customer needs, Josh ensures that everyone who walks through our doors leaves satisfied and excited about their cycling journey.

Madeline, our Operations Manager, is an integral part of our team, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a passion for cycling. Her Bike touring journey to Australia, which involved riding thousands of kilometres across continents on a second-hand bike, reflects her commitment to sustainable transportation and adventure. Madeline’s organisational skills and international perspective have been instrumental in streamlining our operations and driving our mission forward.

Anthony is a key member of our sales and mechanic team, bringing a wealth of experience from his background in bicycle stores, bike building, repair, and Freestyle BMX riding. His expertise not only enhances our sales operations but also inspires our customers with his extensive knowledge and love for cycling.

Together, Anthony, Josh, and Madeline represent the diverse talents and unwavering dedication of our staff at Revolve ReCYCLING. Their collective passion for cycling and community engagement shapes our organisation’s identity and drives us toward our goal of promoting cycling culture and sustainability.