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