Fix your bike for free in June

As part of the Big Bike Revival we are running free DIY workshop throughout June on Saturday mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm.   If you would like to fix your bike but think you need a helping hand, you can use our stands and get help from expert mechanics and friendly volunteers.  You will just have to pay for any parts that you use.   Please book in by email stating which date and time you would like to come along, and what you would like to fix.

Sessions will be on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

We are moving…..

We are moving to our new workshop on 18th August.  It is really exciting, and quite daunting.  Here is 152b Corn Street, a place soon to be transformed into a fully accessible workshop. For the rest of August we will just be open on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. New opening hours will start mid September.

Christmas holidays

The workshop will be closing for Christmas from the 19th December until the 13th January, so just two Saturdays left to come and buy a bike, lights, locks and puncture repair kits from us. Look out our shop page for the bikes we have for sale too.

Refurbished bikes for sale

We are having a big push to sell all the bikes that have been refurbished by volunteers from all walks of life. Each bike is fully checked by a qualified mechanic before being released for sale.    If you are looking for a great value round town bike we probably have the thing for you.  We have a selection of men’s, women’s and children’s bikes in both hybrid and mountain bike styles.  Bikes are listed on our Facebook page, and are available for viewing and sale on Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

Workshop Officially Open

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In a party atmosphere our Open Workshop at Cogges Farm pedalled off to a sunny start on Saturday with the help of our friends and plenty of tea, cake and biscuits.

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Officially opened by the Mayor of Witney who emphasised the importance of the inclusive nature of the project – enabling cycling for all – the workshop will now run every Saturday and Tuesday from 10am to 2pm.

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David Hibberd of the Veteran-Cycle Club travelled all the way from 1890 with his ‘Extra Special’ Crossframe Safety. Still in fine fettle it didn’t require any work but was the centre of attention among the mechanically minded.

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Our mechanics and volunteers got straight on with the job of repairing or breaking down old bikes for parts and helping to diagnose the needs of our first visitors which included new chains, new cassettes (the cluster of sprockets on the rear wheel), new brake pads and a gear cable. Once diagnosed a mechanic is on hand to guide people through the process of replacing parts should they need it and to ensure the bike is fit for purpose once repaired.

Anyone can drop in but if people wish to book a slot or have a mechanical question then email workshop@windrushbikeproject.uk.