The Bike Works isn’t any old bike old shop – it formed out of The Bike Shed, a community project getting giving free cycles to the unemployed in West Lancs and giving bikes to much needed areas in Africa.
We do this by fixing and donating second-hand bikes. The fixing is done down at our workshop, where volunteers learn the basics in bike mechanics, before fixing a bike up for themselves. By attending our workshop, all beneficiaries get actively involved in the process as much as possible, build up their skills, and form lasting friendships.
All the bikes we fix are donated to the project. Of these donations, we re-use parts and sell the most valuable ones, to generate funds to keep the project going. This way 100% of the proceeds are put into getting more people learning and cycling.