Leaving Jacksons - But we are still open as usual in Jacksons Corner!

Sadly, we have to announce that we will be leaving the Jackson's building over the course of the next month. We have known for some time that the building is going to be redeveloped, and it is now time for us to move on to pastures new. Jacksons has been a fantastic venue for us and all the other groups that use the space and we will miss it dearly. The exact date of our departure is yet to be decided, and we will continue to operate out of Jacksons for as long as possible.

This is NOT the end of Reading Bicycle Kitchen, it is merely the closing of one chapter and the opening of another. We are 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 pop by and let us know! Alternatively you can email us on info@readingbicyclekitchen.org

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. 

A bicycle kitchen is a community bike project that provides a space where cyclists can get access to workstands and good quality tools, along with experienced mechanics to help them do everything on their bike from simple maintenance to a complete rebuild.

If you know what you're doing then we will leave you to it, but if you need our help then just ask and one of our volunteers will show you what to do and get you going. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Love from the Reading Bicycle Kitchen team


Drop-in Sessions:

You bring the bike, we've got the work stands, tools and mechanics to show you how to fix up your bicycle.

From January 2017

Monday 5pm - 9pm

Wednesday 5pm - 9pm

Thursday 5pm - 9pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm


Beginners' Safety Check and Service Course.

Once a month on a Friday night. £15 per person. Bring your own bike. Book Online.

How To Find Us

Our workshop is located at:

Jacksons Corner
1 Kings Road



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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're keeping prices as low as possible and if you're not earning just bring along some evidence and we'll not charge you for your session.  The prices are: up to 1hr for £4, up to 2hrs for £6, up to 3 hours for £8 and up to 4 hours for £10.