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About Bikes For Good Causes

Covid-19 UPDATE

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”.


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



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:

  • 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


Ability House

15a Tottenham Lane


N8 9DJ

Telephone: 0208 347 8111




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.


  • 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


  • All elements of BASIC service


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


  • All elements of FULL service


  • 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 £12
  • A hub gear rear wheel puncture is £15
  • An electric bike rear wheel puncture is £20
  • 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



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.




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 £30 for a child’s bike and £140 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.

Please contact the shop to find out our current selection of bikes for sale.


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! 



News & Events


We are proud to support the work that cycleofgood (Registered Charity 1115608) carries out in recycling inner tubes by sending them to Malawi.

“We train tailors in the world’s poorest places so they can earn a decent living and support their families. All the money we make pays for childcare and non- profit social enterprise in Malawi”.

Please visit their website to find out more about the amazing work that they do.  www.cycleofgood.com

We will be collecting our old inner tubes and we are also a drop off point so please don’t throw them away for them to end up in landfill.

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: 07432 588055 (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


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