Community

  

Being a not for profit social enterprise, supporting the community is at the heart of what we do

 

 

This year has been another busy one. In response to consultations with our service users we decided it was time to move to a bigger site that will allow us to offer more courses and workshops in bike maintenance and repair as well as expanding our vocational mechanics training courses.

We found 16 Commercial Road, but it needed a lot of work so we have finally finished refurbishing it and will be opening on 16/01/17.

 

Ober the coming months we will be developing a range of courses including evening sessions. Watch this space for upcoming workshops.

 

 

Working with Thinktravel, the free bike loan scheme continues. We want people to choose to cycle, so we think that lending them a good quality bike for 8 weeks along with lights, lock, helmet and cycle training, for free will enable people to get on two wheels. The scheme is going really well and we have committed to run this for the next few years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our free workshops for young people have enabled around 50 young people each year to get a bike and learn the skills to keep it in good working order. Not just that, but it helped these young people confidence. We also donate a number of bikes to individuals who had their bikes stolen, or simply didn't have the money to pay for bus fares for their kids to get to school. 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately we cannot say yes to every request we get, but we do sell a range of low cost bikes, which we sell at a loss as part of our commitment to making cycling accessible.

We help out at as many community events as we can each year. If you have an event and you think you would like us to come along and carry out safety check and minor repairs, bring our smoothie bike or just give out free cycling maps and guides, get in touch as we may be able to help, but get in touch with us as early as possible as our time gets booked up very quickly.