Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival for Key Workers in Southampton

The Big Bike Revival for Key Workers scheme provides funding and support so that independent bike shops, recycling centres and bike mechanics can offer free services to key workers.

From bike safety checks and repairs to bike loans – this scheme will ensure that our key workers can get from A to B on two wheels.

My Journey has contributed match funding to boost Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival for Key Workers in Southampton to enable more centres and bike shops to deliver services to key workers across Southampton.

Please see below the local services being offered through this scheme. Offers are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Visit the Cycling UK website for more information and to find the closest centre to you.

Participating centres:

  • The Hub Cycle Works, bike workshop based in Shirley – The Hub is offering 40 essential workers a free check and tune service - worth £50 - through the Big Bike Revival for Key Workers scheme, in addition to its existing free hire of loan bikes for NHS staff. Click here to sign up for this service. 
  • RideRide, bicycle workshop based in Bitterne Park – offering around 50 free bike repairs and checks to key workers on proof of occupation. Bikes can be collected by van and dropped off after repair at home or other suitable location. Click here to sign up this service. 
  • Monty’s Bike Hub, social enterprise based in Sholing – Monty’s is offering free services to key workers on proof of occupation, with a pick-up and drop off service available. Monty’s are also offering discounted bikes with free accessories to a limited number of key workers on a come first served first basis. In addition, Monty’s can provide online repair advice via video call and bespoke journey planning to help workers choose the best route to work. Click here to get in touch with them directly. 
  • Re-cycle Bikes (Society of St. James) is providing support for up to 20 key workers from its partner agencies to receive either a free bike and accessories, or a free service to keep them cycling. If you are interested, please email ashley.christopher@ssj.org.uk.
  • DC Cycles, bicycle workshop based at Empress Road just off Bevois Valley – offering around 50 free bike repairs and checks to key workers on proof of occupation, first come first served. Contact them by calling 023 8184 5996.

If you would like to donate a bike or would like more information, contact Ruth Magennis, Cycling Development Officer at ruth.magennis@cyclinguk.org or by calling 07467336197

If your bike just needs a quick check over, don't forget you can use our regular FREE Bike Doctor service. Stay tuned for upcoming Bike Doctor dates on the events section of our website.