We are a social enterprise located at 350 Wood Green High Road that sells good quality, donated bikes and also provides a full bicycle repair and maintenance service.
In addition to being a bike shop, we are a coffee shop and offer freshly brewed coffee and a selection of different teas and hot chocolate. Subject to availability, we also sell a selection of cakes, biscuits, toasted sandwiches, soups, salads and fruit smoothies. Cold beverages and mineral water are also available.
We are working in partnership with Action For Kids Charitable Trust which supports young people with learning disabilities. We provide valuable work experience opportunities for the young people in our coffee shop and the bike shop.
Any profit we make goes back into the business to improve the range of services we offer in our bike and coffee shop and also help support Action For Kids in the excellent work they do in assisting young people to “lead the life they choose”.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
We are committed to supporting the local community in a variety of different ways:
- Providing a bike repair and maintenance service at very affordable prices
- The opportunity to buy a good quality second- hand bike.
- Somewhere to donate your unwanted bike
- The ‘must visit’ coffee shop and meet up with friends and family
- Attend one of our weekly social events, Knitter Natter, Book Bees
- A meeting place for your local interest group
- A cosy environment to relax, have a cup of tea and read a magazine
- Birthday parties
- Book club evenings
- Music evenings
- Graffiti workshops
- Pumpkin carving for Halloween
- Metropolitan Police bike security marking days
We accept all donated bikes and it doesn’t matter what condition they are in so if you have a bike that has been lying unused in your garage gathering dust (or garden gathering weeds!) please bring it in.
Our aim is to restore all donated bikes we receive to their former glory but sometimes this is not possible so if we can’t restore a bike to one that is a safe and road worthy to sell, we will strip it down and keep any parts that are safe to re-use, either for a repair or offered for sale.
Donated bikes that can be restored are thoroughly checked and any worn out or unsafe parts are replaced. The bike is then given a full service and a final road test for safety, prior to being put up for sale.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in contact to find out more and if you were to volunteer, you would need to complete a satisfactory DBS check.
From time to time, opportunities arise for work experience placements so again, if this is of interest, please get in contact with us to find out more.