“…if it is broken we fix it and if we cannot fix it we will replace it…”
The Bikes College CIC
We are open every day between 12pm and 8pm.
We are based on Copley Hill, LS121HY.
Call us on 01133455180.
The Bikes College is a non-profit self sufficient community project based on Copley Hill in Leeds, registered as a social enterprise that restores unwanted bicycles. We collect bicycles otherwise destined for landfill. We then use them to teach people of all ages how to look after their bikes; we also provide free or heavily discounted bicycles and services to all our supporters. We provide the part exchange options too. We sell a part of our collection to fund what we do thus we do not rely on any form of external funding.
TBC started in 2011 in Bristol and after a few years of travelling around the UK it has settled in Leeds. We work closely with a number of organisations including but not limited to Leeds City Council, the Police, PAFRAS, WomenCentre, the Leeds’ probation services, Red Cross, numerous schools and community centres, etc. We support The Works skatepark, Wortley Community Centre and many others. We are supported by the majority of industry affiliated businesses in West Yorkshire including but not limited to Woodrup Cycles, Aurelius cycles, Re-Cycle Engineering, etc.
All our bikes are second hand as we do not supply brand new bicycles. All of our bikes are fully checked and rebuilt where needed to exceed what is considered as an industry standard. We want everyone to ride a safe bike; regardless of the price. We have an extensive collection of second hand parts but we can supply brand new parts on demand too. We offer a MUNS (Make Up No Story) replacement service too: if you do not like your bike then come down and replace it with another one or get your money back. No need to make up a story!