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Barnsley Bike Works

Barnsley Bike Works is the new name for the Barnsley Active Travel Hub. 

Our aim is to get the people of Barnsley cycling and keep them moving. Our team of friendly cycle mechanics are here to support you. Whether it’s a free bike maintenance check, loaning or donating a bike or helping you with the skills to ride more for work, family or simply for fun, we can help.

Bike Works in the community

We'll now be offering some of our key services in the heart of your community in addition to our town centre HQ.

This includes:

  • FREE bike checks.
  • Taking in bike donations.
  • Offering advice on cycling.
  • Learn to ride sessions for children and adults.  

With sessions across the borough there’s bound to be one near you.

Barnsley Bike Works HQ

Our HQ is part of Barnsley interchange on Eldon Street in Barnsley town centre.

We're currently undergoing some changes so we'll be focusing on getting out into the community over the coming months.

If you need any help please contact us:

Find us at: Unit 5, Barnsley Interchange, Eldon Street North, Barnsley, S70 1SE.
Tel: 07340 138849
Email: barnsleybikeworks@barnsley.gov.uk

 

Summer 2024 community events

Find out about our upcoming community events in Barnsley this summer including free bike checks and maintenance classes!

 

 

 

 

Community events

Community Shop Athersley - free bike check

  • Date and time: 22 July 2024, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: 26 Laxton Road, Barnsley S71 3DH

Wombwell picnic in the park - free bike check

  • Date and time: 24 July 2024, 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Wombwell Park, Wright crescent, S73 0ES

Darfield Gala - free bike check

  • Date and time: 30 July 2024, 12pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: 1 Church St, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9JX

Rotherham Road playing fields - free bike check

  • Date and time: 2 August 2024, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: Saville Road Recreation Ground (next to Gilroyd Social Club)

Wombwell Community Festival - free bike check

  • Date and time: 7 August 2024, 10am to 3pm
  • Location: Wombwell Park, Wright crescent, S73 0ES

Locke Park CycleFest

  • Date and time: 8 August 2024, 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Keresforth Hall Road, Barnsley S70 6NF

WYM festival Dorothy Hyman stadium - free bike check

  • Date and time: 11 August 2024, 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Snydale Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8LH

Dearne Valley Park - free bike check

  • Date and time: 15 August 2024, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: 23 Burton Bank Road, Barnsley S71 2AB

Penistone showground CycleFest - free bike check

  • Date and time: 17 August 2024, 11am to 4pm
  • Location: Stottercliffe Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6EB

Thurnscoe Plaza - free bike check

  • Date and time: 20 August 2024, 3pm to 6pm
  • Location: Thurnscoe Sports Ground, Houghton Road, Thurnscoe, Rotherham S63 0RH

Community Shop Athersley - free bike check

  • Date and time: 21 August 2024, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: 26 Laxton Road, Barnsley S71 3DH

Royston Park - free bike check

  • Date and time: 22 August 2024, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: St Johns Walk, Royston, Barnsley S71 4 NE

Athersley Roundhouse Library - maintenance class

There are five places available on this course. Call Bike Works on 07340138849 to book.

  • Date and time: 23 August 2024, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Laithes Crescent, Athersley South, Barnsley S71 3AE

Hoyland Library - free bike check

  • Date and time: 28 August 2024, 12pm to 3pm
  • Location: High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9AF

Worsbrough Library - free bike check

  • Date and time: 29 August 2024, 12pm to 3pm
  • Location: 30 Berrydale, Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough, Barnsley S70 5ER

 

Our services

The main services delivered by Barnsley Bike Works include:

Free Bike Checks – in the community and at Bike Works HQ

Our friendly mechanics will check over your bike and do minor adjustments to help it run more smoothly. We can do minor repairs and can advise on bigger repairs that may be required. We can offer advice on basic checks that will help make sure you can keep your bike running smoothly.

If you're part of a business or community group then why not get in touch and find out about booking our Bike Works mobile unit for a visit.

The Barnsley Bike Works mobile unit will be visiting communities in the borough.

Check out our summer 2024 community events for details of upcoming free bike checks near you.

Mobile Bike Works – out in your community, school or workplace

As well as visiting locations across the borough, Barnsley Bike Works can come to you. Why not invite our mobile Barnsley Bike Works unit to your school, workplace or community group for free bike checks and repairs days. Bike Works have experience delivering sessions to some of Barnsley’s largest businesses as well as schools, and they can tailor a program to suit your location.

If you want to get your group or workplace cycling the bike works team can put a ride together with our community fleet. This will include everything you need to get moving, we'll provide helmets, bikes and advice on cycling. One of our team will also lead the ride, giving your group the chance to discover the benefits of cycling.

Get in touch to book a visit from the Mobile Bike Works unit for your workplace, school or community group.

Tel: 07340 138849  or email BarnsleyBikeWorks@barnsley.gov.uk

Free E-bike loan scheme – borrow an E-bike for a month

Want to try cycling to work, use cycling as your main transport or just get the wheels turning again? Then the E-bike loan scheme is a great way to get started and to discover if cycling works for you. You can sign up for one month to borrow one of our fleet of E-bikes. We provide a helmet, pannier bag and lock. Handovers can be done from Bike Works HQ or we'll be visiting locations in the community.

If you are interested in borrowing an E-bike for FREE for one month, then complete our E-bike loan expression of interest form.

Bike Works donation and recycle scheme

Got an old bike that still has a bit of life in it? Barnsley Bike Works accepts donations of bikes and gives them a new lease of life to redistribute back into Barnsley communities and projects. This helps people of all ages to get cycling for leisure, to get around their community or get to work.

If a bike is beyond repair it will be broken down and any parts reused to refurbish other donations.

Bike Works accepts donations at the Barnsley Bike Works HQ and will also be accepting bike donations as it travels round the borough.

Got a bike to donate? Tel: 07340 138849 or email BarnsleyBikeWorks@barnsley.gov.uk

Free information and advice on local routes and travel planning

The Bike Works team can advise you on the best routes to take on your bike. Whether you are exploring the local trails and traffic free routes, or need to know the best way to get to work, we can advise on route plans or which is the best way.

We also like to hear about local routes from the communities who use them. So if you know a good route in your local area or use some of the cycle or traffic free routes like the Trans Pennine Trail, we'd love to hear from you.

Our mobile Bike Works  unit can visit local businesses to keep the cyclists in Barnsley’s workforce moving. Route and journey planning for employees is one of the services we  offer. Contact us if you want to discuss further or book an appointment.

Workshop services

As well as offering FREE bike checks, to make sure your bike runs smoothly, We'll also be offering some essential workshop services.  

Whilst we get everything set up, please contact us for more details. You can give us a call on 07340 138849 or email BarnsleyBikeWorks@barnsley.gov.uk

Learn to Ride – Adult and children’s sessions

It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you want to learn to cycle our friendly team can teach you. If you haven’t cycled for a long time and are feeling a bit rusty then sign up for a Barnsley Bike Works learn to ride session. Sessions are delivered in traffic free locations across the borough. The Bike Works team can advise on the correct set up and have some great advice on the best way to get you from wobbly wheels to confident cyclist.

If you'd like to find out more about the Bike Works  ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions then give us a call on 07340 138849 or email BarnsleyBikeWorks@barnsley.gov.uk

Bike Works Fix It classes

Barnsley Bike Works offers maintenance classes in community venues across the borough as well as from the Bike Works HQ in Barnsley town centre. Class size is a maximum of five so the Bike Works mechanic can focus on making sure that the group get the most out of the session. Bring your own bike and learn how to maintain it with more confidence and keep it rolling.

Sessions cover:

  • Puncture repair and wheels.
  • Brake adjustment and pad wear.
  • Principles of gear adjustment.
  • How to do a regular safety check.
  • Recommended tools to take on a ride.

If you'd like to find out more about the ‘Bike Works Fix It Class’ then give us a call on 07340 138849 or email BarnsleyBikeWorks@barnsley.gov.uk