*** Please note: our Earn-a-Bike programme is not accepting any new referrals until after 1st September 2021 to allow us time to reduce the long waiting list for bikes. Please wait until after this date to contact us about referring yourself or someone else to the programme. This doesn’t apply to the Under 18s Young Person’s programme which is continuing to accept referrals. Thank you for your understanding while we work hard to repair and rehome bikes for those already waiting. ***
Here’s how it works…
You will work with one of our mechanics for up to three hours to refurbish a donated bike, learning basic mechanical skills in the process. The bicycle is then yours to ride away! Once you have your bicycle you can keep it running smoothly at one of our drop-in Fix-a-Bike workshops where volunteers can help you with repairs, free of charge.
As well as our standard Earn-a-Bike workshop, we run a dedicated workshop for anyone who would prefer a women-only space called Freedom of Movement. For those aged 8-18, you can book on for our Young Person’s Earn-a-Bike workshop.
Our Earn-a-Bike programmes emphasise empowerment and self-reliance, involving practical, hands-on engagement that functions as a bonding process between owner and bicycle. Since we started in 2008, well over 2000 bikes have been earned through the Project in this way.
Read on to find out about eligibility and booking requirements.