Support your workshop!

In the immortal words of Kermit the frog – it ain’t easy being green. It ain’t easy being a community enterprise which focuses on teaching people the skills to fix and ride cycles, rather than on profit-making either. Your financial contributions go towards paying our dedicated staff, paying rent, and maintaining our glorious city centre workshop for everyone to use. It all helps us get more people on bikes more often, which can only be a good thing!

  • £20 pays for one trip to recycle scrap metal, tyres and inner tubes
  • £50 pays for the induction, training and mentoring of 2 new volunteers
  • £100 pays for an experienced mechanic to run a session with one of our target groups of women, trans people and people with lived experience of homelessness
  • £300 goes a long way towards covering the monthly running costs for our beautiful community workshop 😉

Donations of used bikes

Lots of our work depends on donations of used cycles and spare parts. We accept cycles in any fair condition, but we cannot come to collect them. We gladly accept donations during any of our opening hours.

Depending on their condition, most donated cycles will either go toward our Build-a-Bike courses, or are refurbished and sold to raise funds to allow us to continue to exist! We also strip cycles that are no longer rideable for parts. Rest assured your donation will 100% support Broken Spoke’s work.

If the cycle is in quite a sorry state you can recycle it at Redbridge Recycling Centre.

Wish List

  • Tea, coffee, biscuits
  • Large bike trailer
  • 2,000 sq ft of FREE storage space for secondhand bikes
  • Good quality used bike parts
  • Rags, rags, rags
  • Mechanics gloves/latex gloves
  • Steel wool
  • Toothbrushes
  • Washing up liquid
  • Free or discounted printing