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Recycles Merseyside

We offer a free course in bicycle maintenance and repair. The course is open to people aged 18-30 who have a learning disability, are unemployed or are an asylum seeker/refugee. As well as learning some new skills, the course involves working on second hand bicycles which, when repaired, are sold in the community to help fund the social-enterprise. The course will usually be completed in 6 weeks based on 2 sessions a week, but we are very flexible on timings and can work with people who are not able to commit to exact times each week or who need more time to pick up the skills.

Reasonably-priced, refurbished bikes are available for sale from Bulky Bob's shop from Monday-Saturday, 9:30-4:30. Kid's bikes start at just £10.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Phil Doragh
Contact Position

Where to go

inside the old Bulky Bob's shop
129, London Rd
L3 8JA

Our workshop is located in the basement and, unfortunately, there is currently no lift. Access is therefore only possible via stairs. Bikes are available for viewing & sale on the shop floor and this is accessible by wheelchairs by use of a portable ramp. Please ask for assisstance on arrival, if required. There is a dorrbell, on the front door, to get our attention in the workshop

Once in our basement workshop, the whole floor is on one level and one of our tool cabinets is set at a height that is accessible from a wheelchair. Unfortunately the only toilets we have are back up on the ground floor.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
10am-12noon & 2-4pm, Tues - Fri each week.
Session Information
A highly practical course that takes you through the basics and into some more advanced tasks for keeping bikes in good working condition. It is broken down into three blocks (basic
advanced) so that you can stop if you've reached your capacity and still get a sense of achievement. Great for keeping your own bike (or friends and family's) on the road and running smoothly or even as a way into employment or professional Cycle Mechanic training

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free per Session
Free course: Introduction to bike maintenance
Offering Tax Free Childcare.


Referral required
Referral Details

just turn up to fill out a form and get started straight away!

Other notes

 Recycles Merseyside is part of the Salvation Army's Strawberry Field initiative 

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