• Bikes For Good Causes

About Bikes For Good Causes

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.

www.actionforkids.org

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:

  • Providing a bike repair and maintenance service at very affordable prices
  • The opportunity to buy a good quality second- hand bike.
  • Somewhere to donate your unwanted bike
  • The ‘must visit’ coffee shop and meet up with friends and family
  • Attend one of our weekly social events, Knitter Natter, Book Bees
  • A meeting place for your local interest group
  • A cosy environment to relax, have a cup of tea and read a magazine
  • Birthday parties
  • Meetings
  • Book club evenings
  • Music evenings
  • Graffiti workshops
  • Pumpkin carving for Halloween
  • Metropolitan Police bike security marking days

DONATIONS

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.

VOLUNTEERING

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.

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Action For Kids

afkAction 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:

  • Provide mobility equipment, such as trikes and electric wheel chairs to young people, across the UK whose needs are not being met by equipment available through the NHS
  • Work with schools and colleges to provide students who have disabilities with personalised work skills training and experience in order to prepare them for life and work
  • Help young people to plan for their long term future, together with their parents and schools and colleges
  • Work with young adults with disabilities to develop their life experience and work skills and provide them with opportunities and support for them, where possible, to work or volunteer

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

Ability House

15a Tottenham Lane

London

N8 9DJ

Telephone: 0208 347 8111

 

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Services

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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?

  • Checking and adjusting gears and brakes
  • Truing both wheels
  • Quick frame and wheel cleaning, just to take some of the dust off
  • Fitting every extra part you want us to fit. We don’t charge extra labour to fit parts like bottom bracket, headset, spokes, bar tape, chain set as long as these parts are purchased alongside the full service.
  • Full check and adjustment if necessary, of every nut and bolt
  • Tyre check
  • ROAD TEST, something that you won’t easily find around as part of any service!

 

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.

  • Puncture Repair or tyre changing: your wheel will be serviced on the spot and checked for wear, plus rim tape will be fitted if necessary and the wheel will also be inspected. £10
  • Brake Service: the whole braking system will be checked, cleaned and re-greased (if necessary) plus brake pads aligned callipers tuned (plus any new part if required). £12
  • Wheel Truing: the wheel will be checked spoke by spoke and aligned at its best. £12
  • Gear Service: The whole shifting system and drivetrain will be checked and re-greased/oiled, all the gears properly tuned and all the new parts fitted. £12
  • Headset Service: the headset will be completely stripped, checked, cleaned and re-greased, plus new ball bearings fitted if necessary. £12
  • Hub Service: the wheel hub will be opened, checked, re-greased, and any parts will be changed if necessary. £12
  • Bottom Bracket Service: the bottom bracket will be taken off the frame, inspected for wear, re-greased or changed if necessary. £12

 

ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND EXCLUDE PARTS

 

ACCESSORIES

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.

 

BIKE BUILDING

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.

 

 

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Bikes For Sale

bikes-for-saleA 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:

  • Hybrid
  • Road
  • Racing
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Downhill
  • Vintage city bikes
  • BMXs
  • Single Speed/Fixies
  • Dutch bikes
  • Folding bikes
  • Kids bikes from 12” to 24”

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.

  • Peugeot Quantum 26
    Peugeot Quantum 26
    Old(ish) mountain bike with brand new slick tyres, brand new chain and cassette (21sp), steel frame 19" £70
  • Raleigh Metro LX ladies
    Raleigh Metro LX ladies
    Good conditions hybrid bike, fully equipped with mudguards, rack, comfy seat and suspended seatpost. Aluminium frame 20", 700c wheels double wall, full shimano drivetrain 21speed. £150
  • Raleigh Metro LX gents
    Raleigh Metro LX gents
    Excellent conditions hybrid bike, fully equipped with mudguards, rack, comfy seat and suspended seatpost. Aluminium frame 20", 700c wheels double wall, full shimano drivetrain 21speed. £180
  • Muddyfox BMX
    Muddyfox BMX
    20" wheels, gyro braking system £55
  • Trek 7.3 FX - hybrid bike
    Trek 7.3 FX - hybrid bike
    Conditions AS NEW, lightweight aluminium frame 20", shimano disc brakes, full shimano drivetrain 24sp, double whall 700c wheels. Still on the market for RRP £550 Our price £350
  • KONA kikapu - All Mountain MTB
    KONA kikapu - All Mountain MTB
    Professional mountain bike, almost NEW. 18" aluminium frame, dual suspension (marzocchi/fox), disc brakes, full shimano 27 speed drivetrain. RRP £700! Our price £300
  • PLANET X single speed
    PLANET X single speed
    Aluminium frame with carbon forks, marathon plus tyres, good conditions. £175
  • 20 inch bmx
    20 inch bmx
    £55

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Coffee Shop

cafe

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! 

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News & Events

LOCKSIT

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.

WHY LOCKSIT

Increase Safety

  • Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 85%
  • 82% of children under 15 do not wear a helmet
  • 11-15 year olds are at the most risk of head injury

Increase Convenience

  • Never carry your helmet
  • Always have a light when you need one
  • Never wear a wet helmet

Autumn Night Lights BFGC bicycle auction 2016

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.cypriot

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!

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Contact Us

You can contact us by phone on 0208 888 1005

You can contact us via our website by emailing us on enquiries@bikesforgoodcauses.co.uk

You can visit us at

350 High Road

Wood Green

N22 8JW

We are open 6 days a week: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm

 

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