Robin Williams’ bike collection raises £500,000 for charity

The late actor's 87-strong collection went under the hammer on Tuesday night (October 25)

The bike collection of the late Robin Williams has raised £500,000 at auction for charity.

The actor, who passed away in 2014 aged 63, was a keen cyclist and had 87 bicycles in his collection, all of which were donated to the charity auction by his family. The collection was only valued at £165,000 prior to Tuesday’s auction.

As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the New York City-based auctioneer Paddle8 disclosed that the bikes had been sold to buyers in 25 different countries, raising £500,000 ($600,000) in the process. The proceeds will go towards the two charitable organisations that the actor supported: the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

To see some of Williams’ bikes that were featured in the auction, view the listing on Paddle8 here.

Back in August, Williams’ daughter Zelda gave an interview where she discussed how she was coping with the actor’s death.

“I just kept going, ‘OK, well, today I’m going to get up and love what I do. And then tomorrow I’m going to wake up and be happy and love what I do. And then the next day,’ because that’s all you can do,” she told Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show.