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Podcast – The circular economy playbook, episode 16: Breaking the cycle of exclusivity with Philip Dobson

In this episode Ali and Antony interview guest Philip Dobson, founder of upCYCLE, a social enterprise set up during the pandemic to help young people from ethnic minority groups access cycle training and bicycle maintenance workshops that equips them with skills and a means to travel. Ali and Philip discuss upCYCLE’s mission, its intersectionality with sustainability, and the communities they work with to enable movement and reduce inequality.

If you’ve got an old bike that you no longer need and can be repaired, please visit for more information on how you can donate. Alternatively, the following organisations mentioned in this episode run maintenance and repair workshops for bikes that may need a little bit of TLC, or even a rental scheme for those at the beginning of their cycle journey:

The London Cycling Campaign

The London Bike Kitchen


The Bike Project

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Hosted by: Ali Moore – Head of communications @ ReLondon / Antony Buchan – Head of local authority support @ ReLondon

Produced by: Cecilia Law, Corporate communications manager @ ReLondon

Podcast producer and episode editing by: Podcast Pioneers

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