The Pedallers Arms Social Event

The Pedallers Arms is a place to come and learn how to repair your bike in a friendly atmosphere. We are a co-operative of people, all volunteers, who want to help people fix up their own bikes. The emphasis is on “anyone can fix their bike”. We have tools, books and time for you.
 
We will have a flim and some food and some bike tools.  A place to hang out and chat about bikes.

Pedallers Arms Opening

The Pedallers Arms is a place to come and learn how to repair your bike in a friendly atmosphere. We are a co-operative of people, all volunteers, who want to help people fix up their own bikes. The emphasis is on “anyone can fix their bike”. We have tools, books and time for you.
 
Come drop into one of our sessions. We ask for a donation towards rent and wear and tear, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We are based at the Common Place (23-25 Wharf Street in Leeds city centre) and we are open 3-7pm on Monday and Wednesday and hope to have a social event on the 2nd Sunday of each month. We’ll do our best to make sure there is tea, coffee and cake on offer at every session!
 
Our aims are to:
  • To empower people to maintain their own bicycle and provide accessible learning opportunities for all levels of ability.
  • To re-use old bicycle parts to keep environmental and financial costs low, thereby keeping useful resources from going to landfill.
  • To promote cycling as a safe, viable and cheap transport option.
  • To help marginal or under represented groups who cycle to feel comfortable with their bikes and the space so they can in turn help others.
  • To use established co-operative structures to ensure sustainability and continuity of service. We are not-for profit and any profits will go back into the project.

Suggested donations

We want to be affordable to everyone, but we do need some cash to pay for tools and rent of the space. We’ve managed to secure a small grant to pay for the tools we need to get up and running, but tools break, especially if they get lots of use.
You can become a member of the Pedallers’ Arms. This gives you access to the space, tools, books and our support and guidance. You decide how much you think you can afford.
Alternatively, if you prefer you can donate between per session. Give what you think it was worth- how much time did you spend here, how many tools did you use, how much guidance did you get, how useful was it, and so on.
But if you’re totally broke then worry not, we certainly don’t want to turn you away. Have a chat with one of our mechanics.

Parts

We try and keep a stock of all the things you’re most likely to need when fixing up your bike- brake and gear cables, brake pads, chains etc. You can buy these cheap from us. We can also order parts in for you.