Streetbikes is a Charitable Company founded in Kirklees, West Yorkshire in 2010. The charity was formed by forward thinking Gill Greaves and a group of like-minded volunteers to provide access to adapted and non-adapted bikes to cycle in a safe and secure environment. They provided various programmes and sessions for people to improve their health and wellbeing through cycling.
In 2015 the workshop moved from Lockwood to Milnsbridge in Huddersfield and allowed us to recycle more donated bikes,service and maintain our own bike fleet.
A major boost to the organisation was the securing of significant funding from the Big Lottery Fund in 2016 and the National Lottery Community Fund in 2019.This would further develop the expansion and future sustainability of the charity.
The Charity has many years’ experience of working with people of all abilities, both mental and physical and our programmes and sessions are inclusive to all.
The bikes we recycle are donated from the local recycling centres and public donations, diverting tonnes of waste from landfill. The quality recycled bikes and parts we sell generate funds that are ploughed back into the charity to enable us to continue our work.
To promote and improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing through cycling as a means of transport and improving health
Teach people to ride a bike and build confidence
Provide access to adapted and non-adapted bikes and cycling activities in a safe and secure environment
Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recycling bikes and parts to offer an alternative to buying new
Provide free bikes to young children through our Christmas Bike Giveaway, and through our various Referral Services
Since 2010 we have received over
donated bikes, which have been recycled and brought back into use or reworked through scrap waste
Since 2016 over
people have attended our various cycling sessions, including mixed ability sessions, Rock up & Ride and Women only Ride.
Since 2010 Streetbikes have provided
Bikes either free or at an affordable price to the wider community.