*** IMPORTANT NEWS ***
On April 7th, we will be holding our first Saturday Pop Up, at the Oddfellows Hall, 118 Oxford Rd, Reading, RG1 7NQ. We will be open from 10am to 4pm, with 4 fully equipped work stands. Hopefully this will be a regular weekly event, with extend opening times if the demand is there.
So now is the time to come along and get your bike ready for the summer! Or just pop in for a chat, grab a coffee, meet the volunteers and, find out what we are all about. At RBK it's always been great fun, we are all cycling enthusiasts and if we can help you in any way we will.
*** SEE YOU ON SATURDAY ***
Additional pop ups are held at
Global Cafe / RISC every Monday (6-9pm) We have a few volunteers in the Global Cafe London st, with work stands, tools and some spares.
Reading Farmer's Market. These have been superseded by the Saturday events at Oddfellows Hall, see above.
Since leaving Jacksons Corner we have been busy looking for new premises, and will keep all our supporters up to date through this website and our Facebook page. If you know of a building that may be of interest to us then please (please) let us know by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE DONATIONS - Whilst we don’t have permanent premises we can’t accept every bike that people no longer want. But if you have a bike, in reasonable condition, that we can (with a bit of work) pass on to a deserving new owner, then we would be very grateful. If you have something that may fit the bill, please email us: email@example.com
Welcome to Reading Bicycle Kitchen, a Do-It-Yourself bicycle workshop where you are in charge. Whether you have a bike that's been sitting in the garage for years and you want to get cycling again, or just need some advice and access to tools then you have come to the right place.
Whilst we don’t have permanent premises - please come to the above pop up sessions.
You bring the bike, we've got the tools, the time and the expertise to show you how to fix it - check out the video below.
Register your interest in RBK and get kept up to date with our progress by signing up to the newsletter:
Thanks very much for visiting our website for Reading's fix-it-yourself bicycle workshop based in Jackson's Corner.
To learn more about the project please visit the about page. If you're keen to get involved with supporting it then the volunteer or donate sections are for you. You can read more about how this project got started and what's happening next by checking out our blog, and for more regular updates please follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
We keep prices as low as possible, for a small job that takes under 30 minutes it's £2.50, otherwise it's just £5 an hour. If you're not earning, bring along some evidence and we'll not charge you for your session