Women and Bikes!

In collaboration with The Adventure Syndicate, a few of us are organising a weekend get together/ mini-conference/ festival on the theme of Women and Bikes to take place in Leeds in April or May 2017! The Saturday will be a day of talks, workshops, stalls, food and socialising and on the Sunday we will have some group rides.

We’re currently looking at venues and dates (as our workshop doesn’t fit the bill and isn’t big enough) and starting to put together the programme. This is where you come in! We’re looking for suggestions of workshop themes, speakers, activities and so on. What would get you interested in coming along? We want to inspire seasoned riders, women who don’t cycle at the moment and everyone in between. So we’re hoping to have a programme that offers something to encourage and inspire everyone.

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Winter Closing!

We’ll be taking a break for 3 weeks in December/ January. Our last drop-in of the year will be Thursday 15th December 4 – 8pm and we will then be closed until our first drop-in of 2017 which will be Monday 9th January 4 – 8pm.

Thanks for your support in 2016!

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Closed for August!

Just to let you know that we’ll be closed during August. Apologies for the short notice but it has taken us a while to figure out that quite a few of our volunteer mechanics will be away. Plus we could all do with a bit of a rest and a chance to do some sorting in the workshop!

So we will be open this week Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July 4 – 8pm but then we’ll be closed for the whole of August, re-opening on Monday 5th September at 4pm.

Thanks everyone and see you soon 🙂

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Bank Holiday (again)

Yes it’s the second May Bank Holiday on Monday 30th and we’ll be taking a break again. Back open as usual on the Wednesday! Thanks.

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May Bank Holiday

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:

Newly painted 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.

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Monday 4th April

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!

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Talk: Emily Chappell

FB_IMG_1454327707407Join 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.

25294.books.origjpgCycle 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.

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Winter Closing

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!

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Birthday Party this Saturday!

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.

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Back open and bike stripping day!

We’re open again from Monday 28th! Back to our usual hours of Monday, Wednesday and ThursdSculpture in Santa Rosa, CAay 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.

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