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 that are open to all. We are based on Mabgate Green.
Our regular opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 – 8pm (+ other events on the calender).
Although we survive entirely from your support we are very grateful for the funding that has helped get this project started.
The May Bank Holiday is coming up so we will be closed (sorry for the short notice)!
Last time we were off for a while we managed to paint the floor:
We had some time off over winter 2015/16 and painted our floor.
but this time its unlikely we will get round to anything so productive and will just enjoy the sleet, snow and rain that the Tour De Yorkshire has to offer.
Just to let you know- this coming Monday 4th we’ll be a bit short on volunteers for the first hour or two. This means that we’ll only have a limited number of stands in use and people will have to wait their turn. If you have a particularly tricky problem with your bike or a repair to carry out which you know is going to be complicated/ tricky then you might be better off visiting another day.
The same may well be the case for the following Monday too. Sorry about that!
Thanks for your understanding!
Join us in the workshop on the evening of Tuesday 8th March at 7pm to hear from Emily Chappell about her varied adventures on a bike. Emily is currently on a book tour (by bike, of course!), to promote her first book ‘What Goes Around‘ about her exploits as a cycle courier in London. This has just been published by Faber and Faber and Emily will have copies for sale on the night.
Cycle couriering in London, cycling Wales to Japan, Anchorage to Seattle in winter on a fatbike, and last year entering the Transcontinental Race…Emily does a lot on bikes. Come along and be inspired!
We’ll have refreshments available and it’ll be a nice sociable evening. Hope you can make it.
Check out Emily’s blog at thatemilychappell.com
Free to attend and no need to book. Just turn up. Facebook event page here.
We will be closing for winter from Dec 18th till Jan 10th. 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!
As you probably all know by now, this Saturday we’ll be celebrating our 5th birthday!
The first ever Pedallers’ Arms drop-in was on Wednesday 6th October 2010, at The Common Place where our home was for the first 6 months. 5 YEARS AGO! Join us to celebrate this Saturday 3rd October.
First up will be a bike ride. This will be a nice amble along to the Skelton Grange Open Day! Leaving from Pedallers’ at 12 noon we’ll pedal out and join the fun for a few hours. Possibly extending the return journey by cycling somewhere else first…
From 6pm we’ll have some food and drink at the workshop, and we will be screening the documentary Bikes vs Cars! Please bring food to share
We’ll be collecting donations for the film screening so feel free to contribute but don’t worry if you can’t.
We’re open again from Monday 28th! Back to our usual hours of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4 – 8pm.
AND…we’d like to invite people to join us in stripping bikes! We have a pile of bikes that we need to strip for parts. We will be hosting two stripping days:
Sunday 11th October 10am-6pm and Friday 30th October 9am-5pm, where we will be working through the bikes upstairs to restock the parts bins and make more space!
This is great way to practice bike mechanics without much pressure. Feel free to come along all day or even an hour would be really helpful.
We’ve had some incredibly busy sessions over the last few months, which is fantastic but we’re all in need of a bit of a rest (and a bit of space and time to do some sorting out). So:
Pedallers’ will be CLOSED from Monday 31st August for 4 weeks, re-opening on Monday 28th September.
But, the good news is that we’re having a PARTY!
Our first ever session was Wednesday 6th October 2010, so this year marks our 5TH BIRTHDAY! And we’re celebrating on SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER. We haven’t quite worked out what we’ll be doing yet, but please put the date in your diary and check the website/ keep and eye on our Facebook/ Twitter for updates. It will probably involve a bike ride of some description and an evening do.
There’s also a Facebook event
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