Leeds Bike Mill is a community bike recycling and training co-op, established in early 2014.

We are not-for-profit and provide affordable second hand bicycles and deliver a range of training courses in bike maintenance. We believe cycling and the ability to fix bikes are really empowering, so when possible we run projects providing free or subsidised bikes and training to people who would otherwise be unable to access them.

We are always grateful to receive donations. If you have a bicycle that is no longer used or wanted, please get in touch!

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Upcoming courses, bike sales and volunteer days!

Our next bike sale is on Saturday 21st January 12 – 4pm. You can view details on this and dates for February and March on our bikes for sale page. We’ve also got a Facebook event here, if you want to share it.

imag1469Our next two day advanced bicycle maintenance course will be on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10 – 6pm both days. This 16 hour course costs just £100! Further information and tickets available via our training courses page.

Tickets for our next basic bike maintenance course are now on sale! This will be on Tuesday 14th February 5 – 9pm and costs £20. You can find out more on our training courses page and book a place here.

We’re holding a volunteer day on Thursday 26th January 10am – 2pm (and another on Monday 20th February). Come along to the workshop and help us strip useful parts from bikes that we’re unable to repair. It’s a really good way to learn how bikes are put together and how to use different tools. If you’ve attended a course with us then this is a good opportunity to practise some of what you’ve learnt, but equally if you don’t have any bike mechanics experience this is an excellent chance to give it a go as it doesn’t matter if you mess something up! The parts we strip will go into the Bike Mill and Pedallers’ Arms second hand parts crates for future use.

We’ll have tea, coffee and biscuits on the go, just bring yourself in some warm clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit mucky (we have aprons and gloves but you still might get oily…). Come along for just one hour or all four, it’s up to you. You can find out more about where most of our bikes end up here. There’s also a Facebook event here, if you would like to join/ share.

New Project for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

As well as saving bikes from landfill, something we’re passionate about here at Leeds Bike Mill is supporting people to get their own bike and to be confident on two wheels. For this reason we were thrilled to hear we had been successful in our recent application to Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund, to pilot a new project working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers.joint-lcf-leeds-fund-logoThe project will involve us taking two groups of people through a 6-week programme of building up a bike and cycle training, and at the end, participants will get to keep the bike they have fixed. We know that getting a bike will mean an awful lot for the people who complete this course; bus travel in Leeds is prohibitively expense for most and we are often asked by organisations working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Leeds if we have any bikes we can donate.

 

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Bike Ride!

It’s the Skelton Grange Open Day (TCV Big Green Weekend)! on Saturday 8th October and we’re organising a bike ride there as part of Cycling UK‘s Big Bike Revival!

14316748_629339540562493_1945580087522526797_nThe Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre is based in East Leeds and there will be all sorts of activities to try at their Open Day including willow weaving, woodcraft, campfire cooking and circus skills, plus tasty pizza, cake and local beer will be available. It’s happening 11am – 4pm so we’ll arrive about an hour after it starts.

Find out more on their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/719130028228301/

There will be two meeting points that you can join us at for the bike ride:

10.15am for an 10.30am departure at the Wyther Lane Car Park by the canal towpath, at the junction of Wyther Lane and Broad Lane in Kirkstall.

11.00am at Office Lock on the canal towpath, near the candlestick building at Granary Wharf.

It’s a flat ride along a mixture of towpath and roads. We’ll keep to the towpath and quieter roads as much as possible. It’s about 8 miles. There’s bike parking at the centre but please bring a lock.

Anyone is welcome to join us (including children if they are accompanied by an adult)!. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy (tyres pumped up and brakes working is a good start). We’ll be cycling back too, but we can have a chat and decide a time together 🙂

PLUS! We will be offering free bike checks, tune-ups basic repairs at the Open Day. We’ll have a limited number of free parts like cables, brake pads and chains available if you’re a bit strapped for cash.

Facebook event here.

New Bike Maintenance Courses

We are running two courses in bike maintenance – a 4-hour introduction to bike maintenance and a 2-day advanced bike maintenance

  • 4 hour basic bike maintenance classes, useful for cyclists who want to understand their bikes a bit better,
  • 16 hour advanced bike maintenance classes, useful for people with some understanding of the basics, but who want in-depth practice and knowledge or all cycle components,

Full info on the website here www.leedsbikemill.org/training-courses

4 hour Intro courses:

Tuesday 18th Oct 5-9pm £20

Buy tickets and more info for 18th October – Intro to Bicycle Maintenance

16 hour Advanced courses:


Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 10am-6pm £100

Buy tickets and more info for Weekend Advanced Bicycle Maintenance Course

 

Please email if you have any questions info@leedsbikemill.org

September & October Sales days!

Our next two refurbished bike sales will be on Saturday 24th Sep 12-4pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/387428131600149/

and Saturday 15th Oct 12-4pm at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop in Leeds city centre.

We have a range of road, hybrid, and mountain bikes for sale this month – check out a sample of what we’ve got right now at leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/. Adult bikes range from £60 – £300 and are all fully serviced by qualified mechanics.

Sorry we don’t have a card machine so can only accept cash payments. However there are a couple of cash machines within a  5 minute walk.

Any questions please get in touch!

info@leedsbikemill.org

07729895510

Detailed directions to the workshop available here http://pedallers-arms.org/where/

Big Bike Revival Weekend!

Leeds Bike Mill are holding a weekend of activities at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival 2016.

We’ll be open 10am to 4pm on Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July for bike repairs, 2nd hand bike sales, refreshments, spin art and general cycling chat and advice on all things cycling in Leeds!

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Facebook event here.

What’s on throughout the weekend:

//Show your bike some love//
Get help repairing and maintaining your bike in the well-equipped Pedallers’ Arms workshop. There will be mechanics on hand who will work with you to identify what needs to be done and to help you do it yourself. We’ve got a limited amount of things like brake pads, cables and chains available for free to help reduce the cost.

//2nd hand bikes for sale//
We will have a range of refurbished second hand bikes for sale priced from £65 upwards. These have all been serviced by a qualified Leeds Bike Mill mechanic. Most of the bikes can be seen on our website at https://leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/ or if you are looking for something in particular please contact us and we will see whether we have anything suitable waiting to be fixed up.

//Free refreshments//
Hot and cold drinks, cake and snacks will be available.

//Spin Art//
Get messy with paint (overalls can be provided!) and make your own pedal-powered art work.

May and June Sales Days!

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Our next two refurbished bike sales will be on Saturday 21st May and Sunday 19th June both from 12-4pm at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop in Leeds city centre.

We have a range of road, hybrid, and mountain bikes for sale this month – check out a sample of what we’ve got right now at leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/. Adult bikes range from £60 – £300 and are all fully serviced by qualified mechanics.

Sorry we don’t have a card machine so can only accept cash payments. However there are a couple of cash machines within a  5 minute walk.

Any questions please get in touch!

info@leedsbikemill.org

07729895510

Detailed directions to the workshop available here http://pedallers-arms.org/where/

April Sales Day!

bike-millCome along to our Recycled Bike Sale on Sunday April 17th from 12-4pm at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop in Leeds city centre.

We have a range of road, hybrid, and mountain bikes for sale this month – check out a sample of what we’ve got right now at leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/. Adult bikes range from £60 – £300 and are all fully serviced by qualified mechanics.

Sorry we don’t have a card machine so can only accept cash payments. However there are a couple of cash machines within a handy 5 minute walk.

Any questions please get in touch!

info@leedsbikemill.org

07729895510

Detailed directions to the workshop available here http://pedallers-arms.org/where/

March Sales Day!

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After the success of our last sales days, we’re happy to announce another date for your diary!

Please come along to Pedallers’ Arms workshop (info here http://pedallers-arms.org/where/ ) on Sunday 20th March from 10am-2pm to check out our latest range of second-hand bikes for sale.

Some of the bikes for sale are available to view online at leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/  we will also have some more getting built over the next few days that will be available to buy.

Hope you can make it!

Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1762091317360498/

February Sales Day Coming Up!

After the success of our last two sales days, we’re happy to announce another date for your diary!

Please come along to Pedallers’ Arms workshop (info here http://pedallers-arms.org/where/ ) on Saturday 13th February from 12-4pm to check out our latest range of bikes for sale.

Most of the bikes for sale are available to view online at leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale/ but we will also have some more getting built over the next fortnight that will be available to buy.

Hope you can make it!