We are a social enterprise located at 350 Wood Green High Road that sells good quality, donated bikes and also provides a full bicycle repair and maintenance service.
In addition to being a bike shop, we are a coffee shop and offer freshly brewed Drury coffee and a selection of different teas and hot chocolate. Subject to availability, we also sell a selection of cakes, biscuits, toasted sandwiches, soups, salads and fruit smoothies. Cold beverages such as Coca Cola, Oasis and Evian mineral water are also available.
We are working in partnership with Action For Kids Charitable Trust which is a charity registered in England and Wales (Reg. no. 1068841) that supports young people with learning disabilities. We provide valuable work experience opportunities for the young people in our coffee shop and the bike shop.
Any profit we make goes back into the business to improve the range of services we offer in our bike and coffee shop and also help support Action For Kids in the excellent work they do in assisting young people to “lead the life they choose”.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
We are committed to supporting the local community in a variety of different ways:
We accept all donated bikes and it doesn’t matter what condition they are in so if you have a bike that has been lying unused in your garage gathering dust (or garden gathering weeds!) please bring it in.
Our aim is to restore all donated bikes we receive to their former glory but sometimes this is not possible so if we can’t restore a bike to one that is a safe and road worthy to sell, we will strip it down and keep any parts that are safe to re-use, either for a repair or offered for sale.
Donated bikes that can be restored are thoroughly checked and any worn out or unsafe parts are replaced. The bike is then given a full service and a final road test for safety, prior to being put up for sale.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in contact to find out more and if you were to volunteer, you would need to complete a satisfactory DBS check.
From time to time, opportunities arise for work experience placements so again, if this is of interest, please get in contact with us to find out more.
Action For Kids Charitable Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (Reg. no. 1068841). It is a successful national charity that works with young people with disabilities and the charity was set up over 20 years ago to help young people with physical and learning disabilities across the country find greater independence and opportunities.
Their vision is of “a world where all people living with a disability get to lead the life they choose”.
To achieve this, they:
Their work skills and employment support programmes are delivered to students from across North London from their base in Hornsey.
Action For Kids is working with Bikes for Good Causes to expand the opportunities for their students to gain work experience, training and employment in the community. The programme is a positive step forward creating community- based work placements, training and part- time jobs.
For further information about Action For Kids, please visit www.actionforkids.org
Action For Kids
15a Tottenham Lane
Telephone: 0208 347 8111
Our bike repair and servicing is certainly one of the fastest and is the best value in North London.
We offer a FREE CHECK on every bike if required, and our FULL SERVICE costs £25
The quality of the work that we do and the prices that we charge sets us apart from any other independent bike shop.
So what does our Full Service include?
On top of the full service, you can also choose our BIKE WASH service for £10. We have full jet wash facilities to deep clean every single part of your bike.
If you want more, we can offer a PREMIUM SERVICE for £80. It’s everything we do on the full service plus the bike wash and a complete dismantling and rebuilding of your bike, cleaning re-greasing/oiling even the smallest part. Headset’s ball bearing will be changed for no extra costs, bottom bracket will be inspected and greased and wheel hubs will be dismantled and re-greased.
If the bike that needs repairing is particularly old or has lacked attention in the past and the part that needs to be repaired, is seized or stuck/un-removable in some way, there will be a labour charge of £15 per hour. However, this will always be agreed with the customer at the time of the booking or via the phone before work on the repair is started.
We of course offer specific services for any part of the bike too.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND EXCLUDE PARTS
We also sell a wide range of bike accessories including safety helmets, lights, security locks, stabilisers, bike covers, foot pumps, bells, baskets and panniers as well as chains, tyres, gloves, waterproof jackets, handlebar grips and mud guards.
Do you have an old and rusty bike you’d like to bring back to life or have a bike and want to add some fancy features or upgrade its wheels?
Do you have two frames and want to swap parts from one to another?
Maybe you have bought a bike online which came in a box and you don’t know how to put it together safely?
We can fix all of the above. Our bike build labour charge goes from £20 up to £50, depending on the type of bike and what needs to be done so come and see us or send us an email for a quote, providing full details of the work required.
A second hand bike is certainly the cheapest way to get you everywhere around the city and beyond.
We offer a wide selection of bikes, with prices starting from £20 for children’s bikes and £30 for adult bikes, making it cheaper than the cost of a weekly travel card.
The donations we receive are from the police and members of the local community so we can vouch for the provenance of any bike you purchase from us.
Our prices are lower than current second hand market prices and on top of that, every bike we sell has been serviced, road tested and thoroughly checked so that it is totally safe to be ridden right after purchase, and will be sold under "sold as seen" policy.
But, unlike any pre-owned bike you can buy anywhere else, you have the warranty that your bike isn’t unsafe in any way or worse, stolen.
These are some of the bikes you can find here:
Visit out showroom to check out what we currently have for sale.
We encourage you to try out a bike before you buy it and you can try as many as you like without any obligation so please make sure you wear or bring suitable foot wear.
Come and relax in our quirky little coffee shop, affectionately known as the Graff Café.
We serve freshly brewed Drury coffee and offer a selection of different teas as well as hot chocolate. We also have a selection of homemade cakes and biscuits to choose from and daily ‘specials’ such as fruit smoothies, toasted sandwiches and jacket potatoes.
Working in partnership with Action For Kids, you will be served by one of our young people who are working in the coffee shop, gaining valuable work experience skills.
Relax over a cup of coffee, browse through some magazines and take a look at our artwork and graffiti, all of which is available to buy.
The coffee shop is an ideal meeting place for a catch up with friends over a coffee and as a customer, you can use our Wifi, free of charge!
Bikes For Good Causes is the exclusive retailer for LOCKSIT, a new innovative way to securely lock your helmet to your bike while parked.
Never carry your helmet – Locksit allows you to simply lock you helmet snugly to your handlebars – no more lugging it around with you.
Never forget your light – Locksit is a permanently secured front light – always have a light when you need it the most.
Locksit is clever, fully patented, one of a kind product that is easy to use. The security draw cable ensures your helmet is held neatly to your handlebars, so it’s held off the ground and out of other people’s way. As it is permanently attached, it means you are never without your light when you need it the most. Safe, convenient, simple.
At 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th October 2016 a bicycle auction is to be held at The Cypriot Community Centre in Earlham Grove, Wood Green, N22 5HJ. The last such event took place in November 2015 and although heavy rain deterred many from attending, lots of bicycles found new homes. Every bicycle sold had included with the sale a free lock, lights and reflector pack included. This pack was made up from donations from local and international businesses. The local Woodside Councillors were in attendance to support the event also. Chris, the manager at the Cypriot Community Centre has kindly allowed one of his halls to be used for the event and for his staff to assist on the night.
If you would like to purchase a bicycle, it can held for you and can be collected at a later date…..or you could simply ride it home! Wood Green underground station is only a short walk away.
There will be food and drink available and as much free merchandise to be given away as the organiser, PC Craig Carter can muster from local businesses and Transport for London. Transport for London Police Officers should be in attendance to property mark each bicycle that is sold. The date of the 2016 event was deliberately chosen as it fails in the middle of the school half term.
PC Carter is hoping to find funding for the purchase of some brand new bicycles and related equipment so that they can be raffled off for charity.
So……Whether you are looking for a pre-loved bicycle to purchase at a great price, to bring an unused bicycle to be donated or to have a loved bicycle to be repaired, serviced or property marked, please do come along!