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
Pedallers’ Arms x
In partnership with Leeds Bike Mill, CTC, and City Connect, Pedallers’ Arms presents The Big Bike Revival!
Based on last years success, this time we’re hosting the event over TWO days to give even more people a chance to come and revive their bikes!
So get that unloved bike out of the shed, bring it down to donate to a new home or to fix it up, give it a spring clean, ready for a summer of cycling.
Last Big Bike Revival:
At Pedallers Arms workshop from :
10am – 6pm Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May
Bring your old bike, or bring a friend with their bike if they haven’t used it in a while, you can either learn how to fix the bike or it can be donated to LeedsBike Mill who will repair it and find a good home for it.
On the day there will be:
- Drop-in DIY repairs all day
- Puncture repair lessons
- How to health check your bike
- Delicious smoothies made using bike power,
- Spin art – bike powered art!
- Recycled bikes for sale at subsidised prices
- Free cake and lunch
Enter into CTC’s Prize draw to win
- group VIP visit for 4 people to Raleigh’s UK headquarters in Nottingham, where they will each be kitted out with a new bike, cycle clothing, lights, locks and essential tools fully suited to their needs.
- 100 brand-new bikes
- 1,500 cycling accessory packs full of practical items to help keep you riding happily throughout the summer and beyond
- 5,000 annual memberships to the CTC