Episode 06 – Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Lynsey and Richard check out Cardiff Cycle Workshop, which aims to reduce waste, teach maintenance skills and reduce perceived barriers to cycling. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, creating new, affordable machines!

Lynsey chats to Luke, bike enthusiast and one of the many volunteers at Cardiff Cycle Workshop.

We hear from organiser Jon Howes, as well as a volunteer learning new skills, and one of the satisfied customers picking up a bike on one of the sale days.

Joined by Rachael and this month’s host, Christian, they reflect on the benefits and challenges of cycling in the capital, and what can be done to help people take to two wheels.

To find out more about the project, you can find them on Facebook, twitter @cardiffwheels and Instagram @cardiffcycleworkshop.

Looking for a new bike?

Bike sales take place at Cardiff Cycle Workshop, every Friday and on the first Saturday of each month.every Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Want to volunteer?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the workshop. If you have some spare time and would like to get involved in refurbishing their bikes please give Workshop Coordinator, Jon, a call on 07808 987798. Alternatively, you can download an application form here.

Donate a bike

Without donated bikes, Cardiff Cycle Workshop could not operate. So, if you have an old bike you no longer need, for whatever reason, they would be glad to to take it in. Provided you can bring the bike to the workshop, they won’t turn you away. If you can’t come during opening times, you can leave the bike at the Cardiff Council Recycling Centres at Bessemer Close and Lamby Way where there are dedicated cages for bikes.

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