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SUMMER IS HERE !
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.
***** Regular Weekly PopUps *****
EVERY Saturday (12-4), The Nag's Head, 5 Russell Street, Reading, RG1 7ND. Check website for changes. We have 4 fully equipped work stands. and a host of enthusiastic volunteers to help you. It's held under a Marquee in the car park behind the pub; in a safe and dry environment.
EVERY Monday except Bank Holidays (6-9pm), Global Cafe / RISC. We have a few volunteers in the Global Cafe London St. every Monday from 18:00 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.
Reading Farmer's Market. These pop-ups have been superseded by other Saturday events, see above.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugees and Asylum seekers - RBK is proud to offer support to refugees and asylum seekers. We are a supporter of Reading City of Sanctuary We will take unwanted bikes and pass them on to refugees and asylum seekers 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.
If you have a bike that is in reasonable condition that you would like to be used in this project 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.
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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 £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