The Pedallers’ Arms is a place in Leeds to come and learn how to repair your bike in a friendly atmosphere. We run regular drop-in sessions and other bike related events. We are based on Mabgate Green. Our regular opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 – 8pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm.
Although we survive entirely from your support we are very grateful for the funding that has helped get this project started.
We will be closing for winter from Dec 13th till Jan 5th. If you need the workshop come down before then or else…
We all live in Leeds and most of us aren’t going anywhere (well, not far) but we decided to have a break and put some more time into tidying the workshop, sorting out jobs. If you’re interested in sorting through parts, labelling things, making signs etc. then your help would be much appreciated and we will reward you with refreshments! Please get in touch if you can lend a hand.
Enjoy the winter holiday!
A few of us are off to the UK bike gathering in Oxford. There are loads of workshops all over the world that do similar things to Pedallers’ Arms and it is exciting that so many good people are doing things with bicycles. At Pedallers’ we hosted the last gathering which was loads of fun and got to talk to people about geeky bike things, best teaching practise and how best to run an open workshop.
You can see our list of similar bike projects in the UK or this list covers the world!
We have been slowly adding things to our workshop and have six big bike stands (two even have their own tool board). We still have lots of the smaller stands but bending over to fix your bike can do bad things to your back. We will be running some maintenance courses for Go:Cycling. The first lot are fully booked but hopefully we will be running more, best to ask Go:Cycling when.
We know mechanics is often seen as a male thing so we run monthly sessions for women and trans-gender people. The next one is on Sun 17th of Nov noon – 5pm (they are on the 3rd Sun of the month).
Well, it was our 3rd Birthday at Pedallers’ Arms over the weekend (around the 6th of Oct if your counting). We have been in our space for 2 years and we were at the Common Place (now Wharf Chambers) before that for one year. We were far too lazy to do anything. If you have any pictures of Pedallers that you like please send them to us. For now here are some pictures of the past 3 years.
P.S. it is the workshop for women and people of trans-gender on Sun 20th noon – 5pm. We think it’s important that everyone feels welcome at Pedallers’ and these sessions are a part of that.
Hi, Unfortunately we’ve not managed to cover this Saturday 5th as we’re all busy… So we’ll be closed. Sorry! Open next week as usual. This Saturday is the CTC Cyclenation Conference taking place here in Leeds http://www.leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk/?q=conference/
We have some lovely stickers at Pedallers’ (thanks very much to Chucho who again did the lovely designs). They are yours for 30p or membership and you can go stick them where you like. We now have stickers, badges, t-shirts.
Summer is nearly over (maybe it is over) and the Pedallers’ mechanics are back from their holidays. We will return to our normal opening times Mon, Wed, Thu 4-8pm and Sat noon – 4pm except this Sat (7th) we are closed for training. Every third Sunday is for women and transgender people, so the next one is Sun 15ht of Oct.
The workshop is busier than ever which is exciting and we have 199 members! Thanks to all the people who give time to make Pedallers’ Arms function.