Southampton Bike Repair Projects

Want to learn the skills to repair your bike yourself?

In Southampton there are lots of community based bike repair projects where you can try your hand at fixing your own bike, with help from volunteers. 

** Please note that some of these activities may still be suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. To get up to date information please check our Events pages which you can access here, or check out each groups' social media. **

Southampton Bike Kitchen

Southampton Bike Kitchen is a DIY workshop where Southampton residents can learn the skills necessary to fix their own bikes. Set up by My Journey Southampton, this service is Southampton's first ever 'Bike Kitchen' and has been open since February 2016 - first at SoMakeIt, and now at The Hub Cycleworks. You fix your bike yourself - with help from our knowledgeable volunteers.

Use the space and equipment for FREE!

Please note: you will be required to work on your own bike at all times. Bikes do not get serviced or repaired by the volunteers. If you need replacement parts or more extensive repairs, these can be provided by the Hub Cycleworks at a cost.  Wear suitable clothing and be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Drop in sessions are available to everyone on Wednesday nights (during winter months) from 7.00pm-9.00pm.

Southampton Bike Kitchen kindly hosted by The Hub Cycleworks, a bicycle shop located at 107-109 Shirley Rd, Southampton SO15 3FF. 

For more details visit Southampton Bike Kitchen's website or follow them on their Twitter page.

Monty's Bike Hub

Monty's Bike Hub is a social enterprise based in Sholing, which offers bike repair services, provides free cycle confidence sessions through My Journey and sells second hand bicycles and replacement parts. They also deliver the My Journey Bike Dr. service in the east of Southampton (see our Event page for dates.

Monty's Bike Hub runs its own Bike Kitchen on Wednesday nights, from 6.00-8.00pm Volunteers will be on hand to help show you how to repair your bike yourself. 

You can find them at the Scout Hut, Stanford Court, Scout HQ, Sullivan Rd, Southampton SO19 0QX.

The profits go back into the running of Monty's Community Hub, which offers fun activities and opportunities to the children and young people in the local area. For more information, please go to their website or like them on Facebook.

Southampton Repair Cafe

If you can't make the Bike Kitchen drop in sessions then try visiting the Southampton Repair Café, where Bike2Basics will be fixing bikes with the help of volunteers.

The Southampton Repair Café offers tools and materials to help with other repairs of items such as jewellery, clothing and electrical items. You’ll also find expert volunteers to help with these types of repairs too.  For more information visit their website

For dates of new Bike2Basics repair sessions, either visit the website or check their Facebook page for event dates. 

Bike2Basics is supported by Transition Southampton, which aims to raise awareness of peak oil, climate change and help to rebuild community resilience.



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