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We are an entirely volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation founded to encourage cycling by making low cost bicycle maintenance available to all.
Welcome to Reading Bicycle Kitchen, a we-help-you-fix-it 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.
Regular sessions at the Queen’s Arms
every Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
The Queen’s Arms (New Beginnings) Great Knollys Street, RG1 7HL .
Between the Reading Bus depot and the Farmers market
We have 5 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: http://bit.ly/2ujMbVY
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.
RBK have provided bicycles for the homeless, children’s homes, refugees and Berkshire Woman’s Aid. We also recycle donated bikes to make low cost bicycles available to everyone and encourage cycling in the town.
If you have something that may fit the bill, please email us: [email protected]
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
RECYCLING USED INNER TUBES
We collect and recycle used inner tubes (Not slime tubes) through Cycle of Good. Please drop them off to us only on Saturdays in the Queen’s Arms.