Community bikes – onwards and upwards

Firstly a big thank you to recent donors including Halfords (Wandsworth and Brixton), Alleynian Rugby Club, the central London Giant store who have provided a lot of modern racing wheels and Lambeth Council for their ongoing support.

Thanks to Library of Things for letting us use their shipping container as an office and Community Shop, our hosts.

A few pics of happy customers we have provided recycled bikees for recently:

A happy customer
A restored vintage racer can be the best option for getting around town – for work or studies.

We are now always open on Saturday 10.30 – 3.00 and Wednesday mornings. At other times call ahead to check.

New developments we can look forward to are a Community Bikes van which should be coming shortly (subject to passing an MOT). That will enable us to pick up bikes from house clearances on a regular basis.

The long-lost Brixton market cargo bike (image coming) has now been kindly lent to us by Transition Town Brixton  and is available to hire for events or what-have-you and also makes a great promotional tool.

 

 

Community Bikes – under construction

Community Bikes is a new bicycle project based in West Norwood.

We aim to encourage cycling and to provide bicycle related services to the local community.

We are co-located with the  ground-breaking Community Shop  behind the Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre at Vale Street.

We are currently bringing into use a piece of land behind the recycling facility which had been abandoned for many years – building a shed/workshop and storage sheds for spare bicycle parts.

Community Bikes’ Muhammed working on our recycled workshop /shed.

Our plan is to respond to local community feedback in providing bicycle related services including :

  • repair bikes.
  • provide cycle maintenance training (especially for young people).
  • provide volunteering opportunities.
  • recycle bikes for the local community.
  • send bikes to Africa.
  • develop a bike share / hire scheme.

If you are interested in getting involved or have any ideas for our project please get in touch via the contact form.