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Tackling the challenges in the criminal justice system starts with youth in the community.

Annually, we work with around 150 disengaged and marginalised youth in Bradford. Our bike programmes offer a transformative opportunity to break free from the cycle of re-offending.

Our four-week youth programme teaches young people to strip down unwanted bikes and rebuild them with support from our trained bike mechanics. At the end of the course, young people can take home their newly refurbished bike, as well as lights, a lock, and a helmet.

Anastasia, an eight-year-old who recently came over from Ukraine, was so happy to receive a bike!

After attending our youth programme, our trainees reported that:

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felt better about themselves

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learnt new skills

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made new friends

We have workshops across the Bradford area

Shipley Active Travel Hub

The Shipley Active Travel Hub is in Shipley Town Centre . It is a partnership between UpCycle, Capital of Cycling, Shipley Town Council and the Kirkgate Community Centre. We are located behind Shipley Town Hall at 5 Windsor Court, Windsor Road, Shipley, BD18 3EU.

We run FREE four-week courses for youth mechanics courses at the Active Travel Hub – if you’re interested in joining, please email darren@margaretcareyfoundation.org.uk or message 07552 995334

Adult Cycling Lessons

FREE adult cycling lessons are now available from the Shipley Active Travel Hub. Run by accredited cycling trainers, these sessions are perfect for those completely new to cycling, returning cyclists, and those who wish to gain more confidence with cycling on the road. To book a lesson, click here. Make sure you select a lesson run from the Shipley Active Travel Hub

Bike Maintenance Classes

FREE beginner bike maintenance classes for the general public are now taking place at the Shipley Active Travel Hub on Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Click here to sign up.

Bike Kitchen drop-in sessions

This session is open to all; a community bike fix DIY drop-in session where you can come along and use our workshop to repair your own bike. You’ll have access to our tools, our stock of new & used bike parts and we’ll have experienced mechanics on hand to help and advise you should you need it. No need to register – this is a drop-in session, so you just need to turn up between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday evenings and we’ll be here to help!

Bradford Bikery

The Bradford Bikery is our community workshop in the BD5 area of Bradford, on the bottom floor of a housing association tower block, on the edge of Bradford city centre.

The Bikery refurbishes bikes, provides training in bike maintenance, and offers volunteering opportunities and placements, as well as a friendly workshop space where people can come and repair their bicycles.

We work with local residents, those from the wider Bradford community, and people who are referred to us by other organisations.

The Bradford Bikery is done in partnership with Housing Association InCommunities who very generously rent us the space at a subsidised rate.

We run FREE four-week courses for youth mechanics courses at the Bradford Bikery – if you’re interested in joining, please email darren@margaretcareyfoundation.org.uk or message 07552 995334

Shipley Bikery

The Shipley Bikery is our community project in Shipley. To raise money for the charity, we sell a proportion of the refurbished bikes from our prison workshops, at affordable prices.

Want to visit our shop? Find out more here!

Want to buy bikes online? Find out more here!

Want to volunteer at the shop? Fill in our volunteer form and we’ll get back to you!

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