• 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, and biscuits and energy bars.

We are working in partnership with my AFK 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”.


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


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

afkAction For Kids is now known as my AFK and is a Charitable Trust 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 personalized 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 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 my AFK, please visit www.my-afk.org

my AFK

Ability House

15a Tottenham Lane


N8 9DJ

Telephone: 0208 347 8111





Our bike repair and servicing is certainly one of the fastest and it's the best value in North London (who knows... probably in the whole City!)

We offer a FREE CHECK on every bike if required, and we can offer different types of services too.



  • Drivetrain (chain+cassettes+mechs) 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 BASIC and FULL service


  • Full wash
  • Complete stripping, cleaning, greasing and re-assembling headset, hubs, bottom bracket, brakes, drivetrain.


With the exception of premium service, there will be £5 labour charge for each part supplied by the customer

On top of basic and full service, or on its own, 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 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 an extra labour charge of £10 per hour. However, this will always be agreed with the customer at the time of the booking or via phone call.


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

  • Inner tube or tyre changing: With the exception of very busy periods, this service will be done on the spot, with a check for wear on tyre and wheel, plus rim tape fitted if necessary. £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). £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/oiled, all the gears properly tuned and all the new parts fitted (if any). £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 parts will be changed if necessary. £15
  • Bottom Bracket Service: the bottom bracket will be taken off the frame, inspected for wear, re-greased or changed if necessary. £15



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.




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, with prices starting from £20 for children’s bikes and £40 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.

Here you can see just some of the bikes we currently have on sale, just drop in to see the whole range we can offer!

  • Optima Safari MTB
    Optima Safari MTB
    Aluminium frame 18", full shimano drivetrain 18speed, front suspension £80
  • 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
  • BMX x-rated Muse
    BMX x-rated Muse
    Stylish bmx with 20" MAG wheels £50
  • Scott Genius - Enduro MTB
    Scott Genius - Enduro MTB
    Professional Mountain Bike in mint conditions. Frame: Aluminium 18", Front forks: Manitu Black 120mm + lockout, Rear shock: Scott traction control + 3 position remote conrol (lock, traction control,all travel), Drivetrain: Full Shimano LX 27sp Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes £800
  • Apollo XC24 MTB
    Apollo XC24 MTB
    12" steel frame, 18sp shimano drivetrain, front suspension 65


Coffee Shop



Come and relax in our quirky little coffee shop!

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, fruits, energy bars, fizzy drinks, mineral water and so on!

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! 


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


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