The Access Bike Project
Hello! We're Access Bike Project! Here's a bit about us:
We're a community bike workshop that turns old bikes into opportunities for young and disadvantaged people, whilst promoting sustainability, creativity, friendship and green, healthy transport.
Our participants drop in to our workshop to hang out, fix bikes, build their own bikes, play games, and help others.
We do have a small shop in which we sell refurbished bikes to help cover the cost of new parts, and we invite anyone who wishes to buy a bike to simply pop down and look at what we currently have for sale (which changes regularly), just like you would in any normal shop. Our project manager James Beecher is generally on site Monday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm.
We don't offer servicing, but we instead invite you into our workshop to use our tools and help and thus learn to fix your bike yourself!
We accept donations of old bikes, but at the moment we are very full, and we're steadily working through a big pile of bikes. Please send us a photo of your old bike to email@example.com and we can see if it's something that we can make good use of, or call us on 07482 104038.
See you down in our workshop soon!
See opening times and book workshop sessions at:
Getting young people on a bike
Who are we?
Founded in Stroud in 2015 the Access Bike project aims to give everyone the chance to fall in love with cycling. By refurbishing donated bikes for sale and allowing free access to the workshop we look to remove any financial barriers to owning a bike.
But beyond that we run mentoring sessions with disabled and vulnerable young adults; community events, develop micro businesses and much more!
‘’We have such an awesome mix of people of all ages, from all backgrounds joining us daily at the workshop; it has proven to really bring people together’’ - Alfie Stephens, Project Founder