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

We are not-for-profit and provide affordable, fully serviced bicycles to people in the community and deliver a range of training courses in bike maintenance.  Please see our pages on Bike Recycling and Training Courses for more information.

We are always grateful to receive bicycles for the training and recycling elements of the project. If you have a bike that is no longer used or wanted, please get in touch!

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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!

BBR 2016 A5 leaflet v2_Page_1Plus we’ll have a tombola with the chance to win a multi-tool or USB rechargeable lights if you complete a survey. All completed surveys will be returned to Cycling UK and you will be entered into a prize draw for £250 of vouchers.

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!

New Year Bike Sale!

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Leeds Bike Mill will be holding another Recycled Bike Sale on

Saturday January 16th 12-4pm

at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop

We’ll be selling a range of road, hybrid, and a few mountain bikes. Adult bikes from £60 to £300 are all fully serviced by qualified mechanics and kids bikes from £30 – £45 checked and serviced by qualified mechanics

We can only accept cash payments as we don’t have a card machine. There are also a couple of cash machines within 5 minutes if you wanted to come along for a look first.

Any questions please get in touch

info@leedsbikemill.org

07729895510

Detailed directions to the workshop available here

http://pedallers-arms.org/where/

New Bike Maintenance Training Courses!

Leeds Bike Mill are happy to say we’ve received some new funding from Go:Cycling! As part of this, we will be running some training courses in bike maintenance throughout the year.

We have just finalised our dates for September,

We are running two different courses – a 4 hour course, and a 16 hour course over 2 days, both are free of charge. Our last batch of courses were fully booked with waiting lists so get your bookings in quickly!

The 4 hour course is an introduction to bike maintenance, please bring your bike and we will look at how to do an M-check (safety check), punctures, brakes, and gears.

The 16 hour course starts with the basics and develops into advanced bike mechanics, it is accredited by the CTC, and if you do not have a bike you may be able build one up from our stock during the course – get in touch for info. Please scroll down to view booking information and guideline course content.

Course dates for November 2015:

16hour course: Tuesdays 3rd & 10th November 9am-5pm

4hour course: Tuesday 24th Nov 5-9pm

Course dates for December 2015:

16hour course: Tuesday 1st & Friday 4th December 9am-5pm

4hour courses: Tuesday 8th Dec 5-9pm,

Course dates for January 2016

16hour course: Sat 30th & Sun 31st January 9am – 5pm

4hour courses: Tuesday 12th January 5-9pm,
Tuesday 26th January 5-9pm

Booking info:

Individuals: Whether you don’t know the first thing about fixing bicycles or you’ve done a fair bit, you’re welcome to attend any course. (min age 16years)

The 4hour courses, please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/1349161 in order to book a place on a course – they are free to attend but you must pay a £5 deposit to reserve your place. We will return this £5 to you when you attend the course.

For 16 hour courses, please get in touch by emailing info@leedsbikemill.org or calling/texting 07729 895 510.

Organisations and groups: If you have a group of volunteers, members or users who  are interested in finding out more then please contact us to discuss options by emailing info@leedsbikemill.org or calling 07729 895 510. Ideally we would like 4-6 trainees to run a course. The longer training course can be offered in different formats: 4 sessions of 4-hour blocks, 2 sessions of 8-hour blocks. The shorter course can also be arranged for 2 x 2 hour sessions rather than 1 x 4 hour session.

Further info for the 16 hour course:

If you have your own bike you can do all the repairs on that so by the end you will have a fully serviced bicycle (service worth £90), or you can use one of our donated bikes to practise on. If you don’t have a bike then we may be able provide you with one to keep the bike at the end of the course – please  get in touch for more info.

Guideline Course Content for 16 hour:

  • Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
  • Tools, lubricants and aids
  • Degrease, clean and lubricate
  • Pre-ride equipment check
  • Righty tighty and how tight is tight? – the torque wrench
  • Brakes – cable adjustment & replacement, disc pad and v-brake block adjustment and replacement
  • Gears – indexing, cable adjustment & replacement, limit adjustment, lubrication, mech removal, replacement and positioning
  • Transmission – chain repair and replacement, chainset, pedal, chainring and bottom racket removal and replacement, cassette and free hub removal and replacement
  • Headset – a headset adjustment, strip, lube and refit
  • Wheels – punctures, tyre repair, trailside wheel truing, wheel hub servicing, disc removal and replacement
  • Emergency repairs – what to do when….
  • Lubrication – all items stripped and replaced through the course
  • Wear and tear – managing your bike and extending component life

Please note that this course does not cover suspension maintenance, hydraulic servicing, headset pressing, or frame / thread facing or cutting

Leeds Big Bike Revival!

We are happy to announce that this weekend we will be hosting the return of the Big Bike Revival at the Pedallers’ Arms workshop, in partnership with The CTC and City Connect.

It will run on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May from 10am – 6pm at Pedallers’ – Mabgate Green LS9 7DS, see here for directions.

Events on the day will include:

Drop-in DIY repairs all day
Puncture repair lessons
How to health check your bike
Delicious smoothies made using bike power,
Spin art – bike powered art!
Recycled bikes for sale at subsidised prices
Free cake and lunch
Enter into CTC’s Prize draw to win

  • group VIP visit for 4 people to Raleigh’s UK headquarters in Nottingham, where they will each be kitted out with a new bike, cycle clothing, lights, locks and essential tools fully suited to their needs.
  • 100 brand-new bikes
  • 1,500 cycling accessory packs full of practical items to help keep you riding happily throughout the summer and beyond
  • 5,000 annual memberships to the CTC

So please come along, bring your bike, bring a friend and their bike, and we’ll help you fix it, or you can donate it if you no longer want it.

Hope to see you there!