• Bikes For Good Causes

About Bikes For Good Causes

We are a social enterprise and supporting member of Social Enterprise UK, located at 350 Wood Green High Road that sells good quality, refurbished donated bikes and also provide a full bicycle repair and maintenance service.  We also sell a range of bike accessories including lights, locks, tyres and inner tubes.

In addition to being a bike shop, we also have a coffee shop and offer freshly brewed Drury coffee and a selection of different teas and hot chocolate. We also sell a selection of biscuits, snacks and bottled water.

We work 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.my-afk.org

Any profit we make remains in the business to improve the range of services we offer in our bike and coffee shop and also help support my AFK 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
  • Join us for our weekly knitting group Knitter Natter
  • A meeting place for your local interest group
  • A cosy environment to relax, have a cup of tea and read a magazine

 

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.

 

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My AFK

My AFK is a 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.

My AFK works in partnership 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 my AFK, please visit www.my-afk.org

My AFK

Ability House

15a Tottenham Lane

London

N8 9DJ

Telephone: 0208 347 8111

 

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Services

 

We pride ourselves of offering a high quality, efficient and excellent value bike repair and servicing in North London carried out by Cytech qualified mechanics so when you book in your bike, we will confirm the work to be done, the total cost and agree a date for collection. We will then contact you when your bike is ready.  

We offer a FREE CHECK on every bike, and we offer three different types of services.

BASIC SERVICE £25: 

  • Drivetrain (chain, cassette and front and rear derailleurs) lubricated and tuned
  • Brakes adjusted, wheels trued (only for minor buckles)
  • Frame wiped down
  • Wheels and tyres inspected for wear and pumped to the correct pressure

FULL SERVICE £45: 

  • All elements of BASIC service

PLUS

  • Headset, hubs, bottom bracket checked and serviced if necessary
  • Wheels serviced and spokes tensioned and changed if required
  • Road Test (if weather allows)

PREMIUM SERVICE £80: 

  • All elements of FULL service

PLUS

  • Thorough clean of all parts and bike frame
  • Complete strip, clean, lubricating and re-assembling headset, hubs, bottom bracket, brakes, drivetrain.

 

If the bike that needs repairing is particularly old and the part/s that need to be repaired is seized or stuck in some way, there will be an extra labour charge of £10 per hour. However, this will always be agreed with the customer at the time of the booking in the bike.

We also offer specific services for any part of the bike too.

  • Puncture Repair or tyre changing: with the exception of very busy periods, this service will be carried out on the spot, the tyre will be checked for wear, plus rim tape will be fitted if necessary and the wheel will also be inspected. A new inner tube will be fitted if punctured £10
  • Brake Service: the whole braking system will be checked, cleaned and re-greased (if necessary) plus brake pads aligned, callipers tuned £15
  • Wheel Truing: the wheel will be checked spoke by spoke and aligned at its best. £15
  • Gear Service: The whole shifting system and drivetrain will be checked and re-greased, all the gears properly tuned £15
  • Headset Service: the headset will be completely stripped, checked, cleaned and re-greased, plus new ball bearings fitted if necessary. £15
  • Hub Service: the wheel hub will be opened, checked, re-greased, and any bearings will be replaced if necessary. £15
  • Bottom Bracket Service: the bottom bracket will be taken off the frame, inspected for wear, re-greased £15

ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND EXCLUDE ANY PARTS

ACCESSORIES

We also sell a wide range of bike accessories including safety helmets, lights, security locks, stabilisers, bike covers, foot pumps, bells, phone holders, saddles, baskets and panniers as well as chains, tyres, gloves, 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 that you want to upgrade?

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 for a child’s bike is £25 and for an adult bike between £45 - £80, 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 bike that needs assembling.

 

 

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Bikes For Sale

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 and depending on the bikes we have for sale, prices can start from as low as £20 for a child’s bike and £50 for an adult bike.  As we rely on donations the range of prices for bikes will vary.

The donations we receive are from the police, local council 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.

So, unlike any pre-owned bike you can buy anywhere else, you have an assurance that your bike isn’t unsafe in any way or worse, stolen.

These are some of the bikes you can find here:

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

As we are reliant on donations, the range of bikes we have for sale at any one time is constantly changing so we may not have the full range of bikes shown above.

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.

 

  • Apollo Paradox MTB
    Apollo Paradox MTB
    22" Aluminum frame, dual suspension, full shimano drivetrain 18speed, disc brakes £110
  • Ridgeback MX16
    Ridgeback MX16
    Lightweight mountain bike for kids, with aluminium frame. £60
  • Giant 20
    Giant 20
    Lightweight aluminium frame, shimano drivetrain 5speed, front suspension £60
  • Apollo Kinx 24
    Apollo Kinx 24
    12" steel frame, 18sp shimano drivertrain £70
  • Trek TS4500
    Trek TS4500
    Aluminium frame 21", front suspension, punctureproof tyres, full shimano Deore LX drivetrain 27 speed with XTR crankset, disc brakes, equipped with mudguards £190
  • Cube Aim MTB
    Cube Aim MTB
    Semi-pro mountain bike, with aluminium frame 18", Easton components, full shimano 24sp drivetrain, shimano brakes. £200
  • Norco Kokanee RARE vintage MTB
    Norco Kokanee RARE vintage MTB
    Great 90's mountain bike, still in perfect conditions. 22" frame, 24sp shimano drivetrain, shimano V-brakes £150
  • Kona Lana - Sport Hybrid
    Kona Lana - Sport Hybrid
    Very light and fast mountain bike, perfect for commuting as well, since it has road punctureproof tyres. The frame size is 18", lightweight aluminium. It also wears a shimano drivetrain with 21 speed. £175
  • Orange P7 RARE 90's MTB
    Orange P7 RARE 90's MTB
    19" lightweight steel frame, 21sp shimano drivetrain, Rockshox forks, Campagnolo double wall rims, Puncture restistant tyres £180 £120
  • Apollo Pure 20
    Apollo Pure 20
    20" full suspended mountain bike with a 6 speed drivetrain £60
  • Raleigh Pioneer 1 - Hybrid
    Raleigh Pioneer 1 - Hybrid
    21" aluminium frame, 18sp shimano drivetrain, double wall rims, mudguards and pannier rack. £160
  • Specialized Hardrock Pro
    Specialized Hardrock Pro
    Mint conditions mountain bike, lightweight 17" aluminium frame, disc brakes, 24speed full shimano drivetrain £250
  • Trek ladies MTB
    Trek ladies MTB
    Lightweight aluminium frame 18", front suspension, full shimano drivetrain 21speed, mudguards £150

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Coffee Shop

 

Our coffee shop is open all day where you can enjoy a freshly brewed Drury coffee of your choice, hot chocolate or a cup of tea. We also have a selection of biscuits and other snacks if you are feeling a bit peckish.

Working in partnership with my AFK, you may be served by one of the 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 lovely artwork. The pictures on the wall are for sale so if you are interested in buying an original piece of art, please ask us and all the proceeds go to my AFK.  

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

We’re hiring!

Yes, we now have an opportunity for a bike mechanic to join the team!

The role involves carrying out bike repairs (from a puncture to a full bike build) as well as working on pre-loved bikes, making them safe to ride and in as good working order as possible. Getting involved in selling bikes will also be part of the role so you will need excellent customer service skills. Cytech-2 or equivalent qualification would be preferable but is not essential although a passion for bikes and quality service delivery is.

Competitive pay rate, 28 days holiday and free uniform provided.

To apply, please email bikesforgoodcauses@gmail.com with your CV and covering letter.

Applications for job sharing and part time working are also welcome.

Bikes For Good SOCIAL!

We’re now fully Social NetworkED!

Add us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and also Whatsapp! That’s right, if you have any questions or want to know something more about our bikes, just add our number to your contacts and chat directly to us! Our bikes are coming and going so quickly and we can’t always keep our website updated with the latest pictures, and Whatsapp comes in handy should you need to actually see the bike you’d like to purchase.

 

We usually answer fairly straightaway, except of course weekends/holidays or outside working hours, or during very busy periods.

 

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Contact Us

You can contact us by phone on 0208 888 1005

Whatsapp: 07843901475  (That’s right! You can directly chat with us if you have any questions or want a picture of one of our bikes! We can’t always keep our website updated with the latest photos, and here is where Whatsapp comes in handy!

Facebook: Bikesforgoodcauses

Twitter:@Bikesgoodcauses

Instagram: @bikesforgoodcauses

Email: 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