Free bike servicing
The free Dr Bike services run at the following markets have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We aim to run these events as soon as the guidance allows.
- Wanstead Farmers Market (First Sunday of each month)
- South Woodford Farmers Market (Third Sunday of each month)
Bike checks will be carried out by qualified Cycle Confident mechanics.
Government Fix Your Bike Scheme Vouchers
You can apply for the Government's Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme, which allows you to receive a voucher worth up to £50 to help towards the cost of repairing a bicycle.
Cycle mechanics qualification
Recycles Ilford offers a formal Cycle Mechanics qualification in partnership with Redbridge Institute of Adult Education. This is the City and Guilds Level 2 Cycle Mechanic Course. View more information on training options.
You can purchase a quality, affordable, refurbished bike from Recycles, a bike recycling project run by the Salvation Army. Recycles is open for bike sales by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. To book an appointment, email email@example.com
The Salvation Army
15 Clements Road
Ilford IG1 1BH
Donate your bike
You can donate your unwanted or out-grown bike at Recycles.
Donated bikes are reconditioned and then sold to the public as affordable second-hand bikes with the money going directly back into the project.
Find your local bike store
Sustrans has created an interactive map to help you find open bike shops in your local area during the COVID-19 pandemic.