History

Nottingham Bikeworks was founded in 2013. We developed our Community Interest Company from a small residential garage to the large-scale community cycling hub it is today.

Our move to Ayr Street in October 2014 enabled us to expand our vision. Raleigh, the iconic Nottingham bike manufacturer whose first 1880s factory was close to our workshop, generously helped us acquire professional quality tools. The Raleigh Community Workshop, the beating heart of Nottingham Bikeworks, was created. We soon launched our first workshops supporting the refugee community, which we are still proud to deliver, and many more community projects followed.

In 2017 we expanded our space and took on ‘The Bikery’ adjacent to the workshop. Following some renovation, it now provides a second smaller workshop, fully accessible toilet and break-out/kitchen area.

In 2018 we took on a new Managing Director and expanded the Board of Directors. This influx of energy and experience enabled us to improve our systems and processes. We are building on our successes, exploring new opportunities and ensuring the strategic, long-term sustainability of Nottingham Bikeworks.

Thanks to the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of staff, volunteers and service users, Nottingham Bikeworks has become a welcoming space providing support and education for the whole community.

Find out more about what we do and see how you can join our journey.