Bren Bikes is a bike recycling project that offers work experience opportunities to people with learning disabilities and autism. The project offers bike repairs, maintenance, and servicing, and sells a fantastic range of good quality, second hand bikes.
The Bren Project Supervisor, Steve, is a CYTECH Level 2 Qualified Bike Mechanic and all bikes undergo a thorough safety check before sale.
The Project is open to the public who are able to browse the bikes on sale or bring their bikes in for repairs or servicing.
The Bren Project accepts unwanted bikes of all types from members of the public, both children’s and adults’ bikes – road, hybrid, MTB, shoppers, vintage, and BMX. All bikes are accepted regardless of the bike’s condition, unless it is a completely rusted hulk ready for the scrapyard. Donated bikes are fully renovated and serviced by the Bren Bikes team, until they are ready for use by a new owner.
The Project is open between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. There is no need to make an appointment – just drop in with your bike.
Bren Bikes is also looking for volunteers to help work with the project’s beneficiaries in the workshop. You don’t need to be an expert bike mechanic to apply. Get in touch with Bren Bikes directly using the details below if you think you might like to become involved.
Bren Bikes can be found on Facebook where many of their second hand bikes for sale are advertised:
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