At Bikes For Good Causes we have chosen to stay open during these challenging times and are committed to supporting all cyclists to help everyone keep moving.
We are following the UK Government guidelines and have the social distancing measures in place in the shop so please show respect. They are for all our benefit and safety.
We will continue our usual shop hours, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm and are here to help with all your bike needs, whether it is a repair or you are looking to buy a bike.
Please stay safe and well.
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 my AFK (formerly 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 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:
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.
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:
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
15a Tottenham Lane
Telephone: 0208 347 8111
We are experiencing a very high demand for bike servicing at the moment so to enable us to continue to meet your expectations and for us to maintain our quality service standard, we are introducing a booking system.
Please telephone the shop on 0208 888 1005 and we will let you know the next available date for your bike to be serviced. We will then book in your bike for that date, taking brief details about the work that needs to be done along with your name and contact number. On the date booked for your bike service, please bring in the bike as soon as you can.
Due to space restrictions, we will not be able to store your bike in advance of the booked repair date so you will need to bring in your bike on the booked service date.
Once your repair is ready for collection, we will call you to let you know and you need to pick up your bike within 1 week.
Repairs that are not collected after 1 week will incur a storage fee of £5 per week.
Thank you so much for your continued support as we continue to keep everyone moving.
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:
FULL SERVICE £45:
PREMIUM SERVICE £80:
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.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND EXCLUDE ANY PARTS
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.
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.
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 £100 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:
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.
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!
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 email@example.com with your CV and covering letter.
Applications for job sharing and part time working are also welcome.
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.
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!
You can visit us at
350 High Road
We are open 6 days a week: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm