The Pedallers Arms is a place to come and learn how to repair your bike in a friendly atmosphere. We are a co-operative of people, all volunteers, who want to help people fix up their own bikes. We are all CTC advanced mechanic trained.
The emphasis is on “anyone can fix their bike”. We have tools, books and time for you. Come drop into one of our sessions.
Our aims are:
0. To exist.
1. To empower people to maintain their own bicycle.
2. To provide a safe space where anyone can work and learn regardless of privilege, ability, or class.
3. To stock second-hand bicycle parts – saving people money and reducing waste.
4. To create a culture of skill-sharing and support.
5. To follow co-operative principles.
Our basic rules for the workshop are:
What to expect at Pedallers:
What we expect from you:
What we don’t do:
Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection
Pedallers’ Arms has a Child and Vulnerable adult policy which we ask all our volunteers to follow.
We are unable to accommodate unaccompanied under 18s. Under 18s may participate when accompanied by an adult.
We will try our best to keep dangerous tools out of the way, but it is the responsibility of the accompanying adult to look out for the safety of their charge.
If any person has a complaint about a volunteer at Pedallers’ we have a whistle blowers policy. We will take every complaint seriously.
We are a diverse group with different strengths and weaknesses, and as such we recognise the right for all to be welcomed and included in any and all activities insofar as it is possible.
We may from time to time choose to run ‘closed’ sessions for subgroups who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, however on all other occasions, nether membership nor access will be refused on the basis of gender, race, religion, economic status or legal status.
We will work hard to provide opportunities for all levels of ability – either technical ability, physical ability or language proficiency, however we are ourselves volunteers and cannot guarantee that we will always be able to give you all the support you need.
If you have specific needs that you need us to know about but simultaneously need to be treated with confidence, please approach us in person, or contact us in advance of your visit.