Here at Recycle York we are accepting and taking bookings for the £50 government repair vouchers, if you have been accepted and would like to get your bicycle running smooth again... Look no further. We offer a fast and reliable service to ensure your bicycle leave us road worthy. We have taken all precautions necessary during this lockdown to avoid the risk of spreading Covid-19 we have kept the workshop down the side of the building, this helps maximise social distancing. To get booked in, just give us a call! Make sure you have the correct I.D and that the bike you want fixing matches the description you input online so we don't run it any trouble.
Following Boris Johnson addressing the nation with another Lockdown yesterday, here at Recycle we are continuing to keep up our fantastic work to repair and maintain bikes for Key workers and NHS staff.
We will of course still be working very close within the community through these uncertain times repairing and servicing second hand bicycles. If you need us or have any queries you're welcome to get in touch.
Okay, so it may not be on Bob Geldof scale but Re-cycle York has done their bit for Africa.
We’re currently loading up 500 bikes to send to Nigeria, these are going to be used all around the
country in villages desperate for help with transport. This is a scheme that makes us very proud to be
involved with and couldn’t do it without your input.
It’s mostly down to the success of the bike rescue project we run, that provides the bikes we need.
Please, keep your donations coming and help us to benefit so many lives.
Recycle York pictured here with the full force of the Yorkshire air cadets, re-united with their bikes! We had taken their fleet back to our workshop for urgent repairs and maintenance, after a couple of busy weeks non stop we managed to return the fleet as good as new.
Bill and his wife popped in last Saturday to see our shop, Bill was kind enough to pose for a quick photo and is delighted to be working with us. We will be working a long side Jorvik radio as a sponsor of their drive time radio show with Lauren Mitchell, between 6pm and 7pm. You can find Jorvik radio on 98.4fm. It's a great locally ran project, operating as a not for profit buisness. Bill has always had a passion for the radio and is more than happy to be apart of something like this and to be involved directly with the community!
So Thursday had come back around in no time and it was time to kick off session number two. Today was the 6/3/20 and things were starting to take shape. It was time to fix a flat tyre, which isn't actually "fixing the tyre" It's an inner tube that sits underneath the tyre that holds the air, arguably the most common place to find fault on a bicycle. Four words to describe a punctured inner tube, Irritating, inconvenient and time consuming. All it takes is a sharp object to pass through the wall of the tyre and your in trouble. To fix the problem is very simple, if you know what you're doing. We explained to the class that the tyre and inner tube are two different things that work together. We finished explaining some of the key things to check when replacing an inner tube followed by a demonstration. After that it was time to let the class have a go...
Ash, seen here, one of the teachers at the school got stuck in too. I'm not sure who was enjoying themselves more, the grown ups or the kids taking part! Everyone managed to complete the task and really enjoyed it. Hopefully in the future they will be able to apply this new found skill to their own bicycle.
This was our first session on the 27/2/20. We introduced ourselves and let the children do the same. The session started with a short video on bicycle safety (As you do!!) We paused at a marker point on the video and let the children pick out their own bikes which we had provided before re-starting the video, The reason for this was intentional as the next part of the video was about making sure that the bicycle was the right size before you ride!! So as you can imagine there was some shuffling around and changing of bikes which was engaging and helped the children apply what they were learning. Once the video had concluded we ran through a worksheet to reiterate the importance of staying safe. The session finished off in traditional school style by setting some homework. Most of the children were probably hoping that an outside group taking the class might not have had any. Sadly they were mistaken. The task at hand was simple, we asked them to design helmets using a pre-printed template printed and made it into a competition. The winner is going to be announced in assembly at the end of the course!
Every year we meet up here and set up a stall to show case some of our products. It's always an amazing experience with lots of new people to speak to about cycling! It used to be known as the Sky ride event but Sky no longer sponsor it so we just meet up once a year and have a blast!!
Wouldn't be a proper festival without bargain shelves, boxes packed with goodies for customers to buy. Everyone loves a bargain... Right?
Also not to forget the lads who come down every year to put on a fantastic show for all who come to see. These lads are the business. They do all sorts of tricks and dangerous stunts with a very funny commentator who keeps the energy levels high. Keep an eye out for it next year. Well worth a trip out.
A Lot of fun was had with live music, games and a BBQ which helped raise over £1000 for the school. Even our very own Ben got involved standing in goal for a penalty shoot out, though the only thing he managed to save all day, was a sausage for later on.
Something else we set up was a bike track with ramps, a great way to let of steam and burn some energy.
Like everyone, we were looking forward to making this year bigger and better but sadly, this is not to be. So, how can we recreate some of the event.
Well, we're going to have a BBQ, build a few ramps outside and re-create Ben's time in goal while giving back to the community and helping keep York Green and tidy.
Instead of the ball, he's spending two hours picking up litter.
We just can't get enough of the cycling community in York. Especially when theirs a competition going. We had our athlete, Noah, on a Rocky type regime for this one at the York cycle Rally, and it seems to have paid off. A worthy set of victory medals to our champ below! They say it's just the taking part that counts...
Some more photos of our slack staff *Cough Cough* I mean our beautiful stalls...