Note: “Cycling in Christchurch” does NOT provide, receive or service bicycles – we are just an information site. Contact the providers below
Some photos and stories from previous bike workshops can be found in our bike maintenance blogposts.
ICEcycles (Inner City East cycles) are a group of volunteers who work to resolve transport hardship issues in the eastern suburbs. They restore donated bicycles and teach cycle maintenance skills, with support from Te Whare Roimata and with working space at the Phillipstown Hub.
Their free weekly bike maintenance workshop based at the Linwood Tiny Shops, 108 (cnr Stanmore/Worcester) is open Thursday afternoons 1-3pm. Booked-in bikes get priority – book yours in via Kua Hua Ake Te Ao Community Cafe, 03 379 5134. If your bike needs new parts fitted, a koha will be requested to help this awesome project keep going.
Got any unwanted bikes or bike parts?
Please do donate them – ICEcycles can restore & pass them on to a good home. Contact: Margaret 027 734 4403 / email@example.com
Got bike maintenance skills, or are enthusiastic about bikes & want to learn such skills?
ICEcycles would love to have you come and help! Work is carried out at the Phillipstown Hub on Monday nights, 5.30pm onwards (39 Nursery Rd, Room 7). Contact: Jenny Smith, Te Whare Roimata 03 379 5134 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 274 Gloucester St
RAD Bikes (Recycle A Dunger) operate a community shed at the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets where anyone can build or repair bicycles and/or help restore bikes. They hold regular sessions on Wednesday evenings (6.00-8.30pm) and Sunday afternoons (12.00-4.00pm). All welcome! For more information, contact Jess Smale (email@example.com).
RAD Bikes have also recently been offering “pop-up fix-ups” around the city where they partner with local community centres, and several RAD volunteers turn up with tools & parts to repair bikes for people and to teach repair skills where appropriate. For paid-up members of the RAD Club, there is also now weekly “RAD ACAD” training sessions at Space Academy (371 St Asaph St) on Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm.
Aranui Bike Fixup
Based at the Breezes Rd Baptist Church, Aranui Bike Fixup operates every Thursday from 3-6pm. Come and use our tools and parts to fix your own bike, learn the skills of how to restore bikes. Contact Steve Muir (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Sumner Cycle Collective
The Sumner Bikery is is an initiative in Nayland St, Sumner, that provides access to basic bike tools for DIY repairs, as well as basic bike servicing by a mechanic. Typically open on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Contact Mark Wallace-Bell (email@example.com , Ph. 027 518 4789) for more details.
L.J. & Friends
L.J & Friends is a youth mentoring programme teaching bike fixing skills, with a caravan and container at South West Baptist Church grounds used for storing parts. They mostly operate on a Sunday afternoon with 10-20 young people typically taking part, and work closely with RAD bikes for support. Contact Antoine Houle (firstname.lastname@example.org).