Big Bike Fix

Our Community Green Group started the Boston Big Bike Fix in January 2021 as a hub of the original project started last June in South Leeds. The idea is to recycle bikes, fix them up and donate them to children and adults who could not afford to buy one.

10 April 2021 was a landmark as we passed the 100 mark of bikes kindly donated by local residents. We have an amazing group of 'fixers' who are cleaning, servicing and repairing bikes every week as volunteers. We have so far donated 58 bikes, mostly to inner city areas such as Gipton, Harehills, Cross Green, Seacroft and South Leeds, but also a few to the community here. We would like to say a big Thank You! to all those who have donated bikes to the scheme; all the amazing 'fixers'; the couple in Boston Spa who very kindly let us use their garage for storage; Michael Simpson, the Community Worker in Gipton who picks up and delivers bikes every week; Ed Carlisle who started it all last June and has driven a van up to take two loads of bikes to South Leeds; and to the members of the Community Green Group who make this all happen!

We are looking to set up another hub in Wetherby, so if you know of any garage or lock-up in Wetherby that we could use for this fantastic project, please do get in touch. Alternatively, if you would like to get involved in the project and join our friendly team of 'fixers', you would be very much appreciated.



  1. Keith Clinch on June 8, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    I have a road bike (Avanti Monza) and a few tools (crank puller, cone spanner’s etc) that I am looking to donate. The bike is from 2005 with about 15000 Km but some components have been changed over the years. It’s only been ridden in the dry. It’s in a rideable condition. If you are interested in the bike please let me know. I live in Wetherby but don’t have a car. If someone can collect that would be good otherwise I can ride it to Boston Spa and walk back.



    • Mike Gadd on June 11, 2021 at 9:55 AM

      Hi Keith, we would certainly be interested. Karen or someone from the group will email you direct shortly.

  2. Claire Boyce on April 7, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Hi Penny,

    I have a Trek bicycle in good condition but just one wheel which is like to donate please?

    Is there a drop off place or does someone collect?

    Claire Boyce
    Fox & Hounds 286 High Street LS236AJ

    • Mike Gadd on April 9, 2022 at 9:23 AM

      Hi Claire, Jo should hopefully have been in touch to drop off today or next Saturday.
      Many thanks.

  3. Tanya Hutchings on April 9, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    We have 3 or 4 bikes to donate if wanted. Is there somewhere in Boston Spa we can take them to?

    • Mike Gadd on April 10, 2022 at 8:39 AM

      Hi Tanya, drop-offs are usually in the centre of Boston Spa on Saturday mornings. Jo will contact you direct to arrange.
      Many thanks.

  4. Rebecca Starr on May 1, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Hi. I have a purple mountain bike I would like to donate please. Can you let me know how I arrange a collection or drop off please.

    • Mike Gadd on May 2, 2022 at 8:25 AM

      Hi Becky, many thanks for your donation. Jo will contact you shortly to arrange collection/drop-off.
      Kind regards.

  5. Elaine Benn on May 30, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Hi there, we have at least 2 bikes we would like to donate. Please could someone let me know where and when to drip them off. Many thanks, Elaine

    • Mike Gadd on May 30, 2022 at 3:55 PM

      Hi Elaine, many thanks for your donation. Karen and/or Jo will be in touch direct.

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