Second hand bikes
A good local source of second hand bikes is Aladdin’s Bikes of 49 Ilkeston Road, Nottngham,
Open Monday-Saturday from 10.a.m. – 6 p.m., tel. (07747) 782 167,
Nottingham BikeWorks – Appeal for bikes
Bike recycling (including appeal for unwanted bikes)
‘The Bike Club’ is Framework Housing Association’s community bicycle recycling service. Established in 2002 ‘The Bike Club’ relocated early in 2011 to Lillington Road South, Bulwell,
Nottingham, NG6 8HJ.
The service currently runs through a volunteer & donations basis & allows FHA service users as well as members of the local community to get involved with bikes & bike maintenance.
The level of involvement is down to the individual and as such can range from simply taking a general interest in cycling to getting an introduction to the basics of bike repair. For the more adventurous this can progress to the finer arts of fault diagnosis, more complex repairs and even complete strip downs & rebuilds from bare frames.
All stock is donated by members of the local community, landlords, and other organisations such as local universities; many clients bring their own cycles to work on. Wherever possible these donated bikes are saved, ‘recycled’ & passed on to a new owner. Bikes which are past the point of saving are stripped of their parts & these go to help other bikes return to action.
Framework Housing Association are currently funding the premises and time for the bike club, to ensure sustainability we are always looking for sponsorship or other forms of funding.
Kevin Fleming is the Bike Club coordinator and can be contacted on
UPDATE: MAJOR FUNDING BOOST FOR BIKE CLUB RECYLING WORK:
Nottingham Post article of 17 Oct 2012:
- to find out more,
- for volunteering opportunities,
- to come down and start work on a bike of your own or
- for bike & bike part donations please email Liam, Dom or Al on email@example.com We’ll do our best to accommodate collection of donated items however, if you can get them to us that would really help too!
- Contact numbers: Al Williams: 07970 457980 and Bike-club: Kev Fleming: 07854 165261.
Kevin Fleming and Alan Williams of the FHA Bike Club in action at their stall at The Big Day Out held in the grounds of Nottingham Castle on 26 September 2009, organised by The Big Wheel (Greater Nottingham Transport Partnerhsip) to promote sustainable transport.
Bikes for Ridewise clients awaiting refurbishment (photo: Murat Basaran, 2009