We are an entirely volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation founded to encourage cycling by making low cost bicycle maintenance available to all.
++ Our Regular Weekly Bike Maintenance Events ++
The Queen’s Arms Saturday 24th November 2018 12-4 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm The Queen’s Arms (New Beginnings) Great Knollys Street, RG1 7HL . We have 4 fully equipped work stands and lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help you. It's held in a room at the back of the building in a safe and dry environment. Please use the signed side entrance. Map: https://goo.gl/AoRCRb
Mondays except Bank Holidays (6-8 pm), Global Cafe / RISC. We have a few volunteers in the Global Cafe, London Street every Monday with a few work stands and some spares and tools. You can also enjoy a drink and the cafe atmosphere at the same time as we help you get your bike fixed.
BIKE DONATIONS - 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. Some bikes will be reconditioned and donated to people in need. We can also accept used D locks so people given donated bicycles can keep them safe. Other bicycles will be refurbished, safety checked, then recycled to grateful new owners and the proceeds used to support the project.
If you have something that may fit the bill, please email us: email@example.com
Refugees - RBK is proud to offer support to refugees. We are a supporter of Reading City of Sanctuary We will take unwanted bikes and pass them on to refugees so they have a means of getting around Reading. We also offer free workstand time and help in keeping their bikes in good shape. In addition we direct them to cycling projects to be more confident cycling around Reading, and learn how to navigate the town. Some refugees come back to help out, use our sessions to improve their English, and use the Bike Kitchen to make friends and become better integrated into our community.
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.
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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 £3.00, 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