Big Bike Fix, we’ve started something amazing!

The Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Big Bike Fix is a successful bicycle recycling scheme run locally from Boston Spa, which has repaired and donated nearly 700 second hand adults and kids bikes in 3 years.

Bikes are donated freely to us by members of the public and also by two local bikes shops. We have a team of voluntary fixers who repair the bikes so they are road worthy. The bikes are donated on to families and individuals in need across Leeds.

Bike Repairers and Organisers

We have links with a similar scheme run in South Leeds. We also donate any surplus bikes to Upcycle – another bike recycling scheme in Shipley who run bike repair sessions in prisons. Their bikes are then donated onto families in need in the UK and also to developing countries.

The scheme has been run and coordinated on a voluntary basis, and it is growing and developing. So we are looking to develop a paid role (equivalent of 7-8 hours a week) to take over the co-ordination and continue to develop the scheme.

You would have an interest in bikes and cycling and have some skills in repairing bikes (not essential, we can offer further training if interested).

You would also need to have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work flexibly in the role.

We've started something amazing, that truly benefits our local communities and puts to good use unused bikes.

If you want to make a difference, please contact adrian.balcombe@bostongreengroup.co.uk for a chat and further information.

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