The apple does not fall far from the tree

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Donít wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama It sometimes occurs to us suddenly that […]

Old friends new things

…there is no such a thing like free… Local phrase We have had a busy time at The Bikes College in the last few weeks. We had a few interesting conversations that can lead to more good things- keep your eyes peeled so you can be upto date. Some new faces appeared in our workshop; […]

Sunny days just a smile away

You cannot buy happiness but you can get a bike and that is pretty damn close. Anonymous It gets you sentimental sometimes. It does. That sad and overwhelming feeling of powerlessness and inability to help. It is enslaving. But what comes following the days filled with powerlessness and pessimism is empowering and euphoric awakening. Those […]

Be a bigger one

Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves… Emily Giffin This world is a strange place- as a pack animals we simply lost the skill of gathering and resolving issues using the†advantage of numbers. We turn to solitarity in whatever we do these days- for reason unknown we are unable […]

You are a tool too

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day. Charles R. Swindoll It slowly got to the point when we are doing much more than we ever wanted. We not only fix, repair, swap, replace and give bikes. We also get everyone together and†get things done. […]

In it all together?

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life. Walter Annenberg It is busy at The Bikes College. People are calling from as far as Yeadon to donate bikes. Kids need bikes in Pudsey. If we were honest it got slightly overwhelming lately… But what […]

Too much for a few

Strive not to be a success but rather of a value. Albert Einstein We struggle to explain to the majority of people on our way that what we do is not for profit. Despite our soon-to-be legal structure we are not working like a standard company. When the bikes are being given away we prepare […]

One shall change regardless!

†It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass It was a bit of a busy bank holiday weekend at The Bikes College. We had some familiar faces visiting with the typical†“My tyre’s popped!”†and some new faces too. K. popped in one day to ask if we could swap a […]

Pay back what you never owed

A great accomplishment should never be the end of the road; just a starting point for the next leap forward. Harvey Mackay This very rainy day we were featured in Yorkshire Evening Post following an interview with a columnist Neil Hudson. It made us very proud of what we do and we would like to […]