Leeds Bike Mill is a community bike recycling and training co-op, established in 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.
We service bikes that have been discarded or donated; diverting them from landfill to save energy and resources. We want to provide people with affordable transport, as well as the opportunity to improve physical and emotional health and well-being through regular cycling.
Leeds Bike Mill is a worker’s co-operative, run by our team of five part-time mechanics. Each of us began learning bike maintenance skills in different ways – from learning as a kid, to practising on our own bikes, to volunteering in bike projects, and progressing on to complete Cytech L2 or equivalent cycle mechanic qualifications, as well as the Cycle Maintenance Tutor qualification with Cycling UK. We now have many years experience in both bicycle recycling and teaching, and are particularly passionate about passing on the empowering skills of bike maintenance through our courses and volunteer opportunities.
We are based in the same building as the Pedallers’ Arms, a brilliant bike workshop where you can repair your bicycle with help, if needed, from the volunteer mechanics. See the Pedallers’ Arms website to find out more.
If you are interested in donating a bicycle or parts then please see our Donate page. Thank you for your support.
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Hi do you have any good adult bikes for sale I want to buy one for my son to help him with his psyio he’s 5ft 9 22 years old and competent on a bike I’d say so your input would be appreciated
Hi Steve, you can view all our available adult bikes on this page: http://www.leedsbikemill.org/bikes-for-sale If you see anything you like then you can give us a call to discuss in more detail or arrange a test ride. Thanks ~ LBM
I have just joined the wait list for one of your cycle maintenance courses. It is very good of you to offer these as free. Was thinking I have a nice Raleigh bike in the garage which was my daughter’s and would suit a child of about 10-12, I would think. It’s in decent condition, but would need a bit of a service. I would like to donate it if it’s something you could sell on. I can send a picture of it if you need me to, if you can send me an email address to send it to.
Hi Sally, that’s very kind of you and we would happily accept the donation. No need to send us a photo. You can book a time to drop off the donation at https://calendly.com/leedsbikemill/donation-drop-off?month=2022-01 Thanks!