Ealing Bike Hub
"We are a community based bicycle company in the heart of Ealing. We offer maintenance courses, second hand bikes, cycle instruction and a host of other services. We’re mobile and offer on-site training, maintenance and bicycle for both private, community, educational or corporate entities.
We also sell second bikes and accept donations for recycling. Donated bikes are usually worked on by volunteers from our projects including homeless, summer activities on estates etc. Bikes that are beyond repair are recycled for parts or into other items such artistic creations, garden items and a host of other products".
18 Queens Avenue Greenford Ealing UB6 9BX UK
Started by the Ealing Cycling Campaign, a branch of the London Cycling Campaign, in 2010. The driving force is David Eales, who also works as a cycle trainer, with various volunteers from the Ealing Cycling Campaign. The location in Greenford is centrally located in the London Borough of Ealing, away from major commercial or more affluent residential centres. Workshop training is offered, unclaimed and donated bikes can be rebuilt, and courses offered for the uninitiated. A series of government and charitable grants have allowed the Hub to conduct training and bike workshops in several local council estates and schools.
The project is a mix of formal training/paid for training from introduction to bike maintenance to full blown two-day courses and Brompton specific courses.
Some courses are volunteer led whilst others are more commerical.