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 six 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 another great organisation, the Pedallers’ Arms, a bike workshop open to the public by appointment, where you can repair your bicycle with help, if needed, from the volunteer mechanics. Please contact them directly.
If you are interested in donating a bicycle or parts then please see our Donate page. Thank you for your support.