Reading Bicycle Kitchen

Reading Bicycle Kitchen

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Hi folks. Hope you all had a good Christmas. Here are our opening times over the New Year period:
Please note that there has been a change of date for the second Bike Fix and Check course - it is now on Tuesday 14th December at 6.30pm rather than Tuesday 7th December. https://bookwhen.com/bike-fix-course#focus=ev-sdct-20211130183000
We are offering a FREE 2.5 hour bike check/fix course. Aimed at the 'typical rider' with little/no mechanical experience with a bike costing between £20-£500.

After many years of fixing customers' bikes we have found that most problems are caused by gears and brakes needing attention. So the course will show you how to carry out the necessary checks and adjustments in these areas.

Each section will start with an intro into how that mechanism is supposed to work, show you what often goes wrong along with how to fix it. There will be a demonstration and if time allows a chance for you to practice - bring your own bike along for this if you like.

Everything will be provided from tools to workstands to aprons, even tea/coffee/biscuits :) .

We hope you will find it fun, informative and valuable. We'd be especially pleased of you could use your new skills to your family and friends fix their bikes.

There are 2 sessions to choose from - these will be held 6.30-9pm Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December. Limited spaces available so book your place quick to avoid dissapointment - https://bookwhen.com/bike-fix-course#focus=ev-sdct-20211130183000
Pop along and see us at The Reading Cycle Festival this Sunday 11-4 at Christchurch Meadows. There's loads of cycling and food related stuff going on. Free entry to the festival and we'll give you a free bike check 🙂
https://readingcyclefestival.co.uk/
You've bought a nice new bike and good chain to keep it safe. But sometimes the details can make all the difference. Think about bike security and give the thieves a hard time
We arre extremely grateful to the young man who very generously donated a Specialized Allez road bike and Tacx trainer to support our mission. These are both in superb condition and available to buy on our eBay site under the following listings: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313496585294
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313496585287?hash=item48fdda4447:g:JQIAAOSwKV9gl6fh
We have now settled in nicely at our new home (Unit C10, Weldale Street). Thanks for those of you that have graced us with your custom. We will be there every Saturday from now on 10am-2pm. Face masks and distancing still apply
Not bike related but if you like gardening then have a read/take a look.
Tomorrow we will be hosting our first session from our new home :) (Saturday 30th January 10 am to 2 pm Unit C10, Weldale Street, RG1 7BX). If the weather is bad we will still be able to work in the garage with the door open. Social distancing and masks still apply. Hope to see you there.....
We will have our last session at The Queens Arms on Saturday 10-2 before moving to our new premises on Weldale Street (we're aiming to have our first session there Saturday 30th January). If you plan on coming to QA this Saturday please bring a face mask and socially distance
This Saturday's session (16th January) is CANCELLED. Sorry for any inconvenience - I'll post again when I know the next session is taking place
Please note that this Saturday's session will be between 10-12 and for emergency and straightforward fixes ONLY. There will only be one volunteer to minimise the Covid risk. If you do wish to attend please try to arrive early and wear a face mask

A community run bike project, where you can fix your bike with or without our help. Refurbished bikes for sale too

Please visit readingbicyclekitchen.org to find out more.

Operating as usual

28/12/2021

Hi folks. Hope you all had a good Christmas. Here are our opening times over the New Year period:

Hi folks. Hope you all had a good Christmas. Here are our opening times over the New Year period:

Reading Bicycle Kitchen - maintenance course - Booking by Bookwhen 01/12/2021

Reading Bicycle Kitchen - maintenance course - Booking by Bookwhen

Please note that there has been a change of date for the second Bike Fix and Check course - it is now on Tuesday 14th December at 6.30pm rather than Tuesday 7th December. https://bookwhen.com/bike-fix-course#focus=ev-sdct-20211130183000

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Reading Bicycle Kitchen - maintenance course - Booking by Bookwhen 24/11/2021

Reading Bicycle Kitchen - maintenance course - Booking by Bookwhen

We are offering a FREE 2.5 hour bike check/fix course. Aimed at the 'typical rider' with little/no mechanical experience with a bike costing between £20-£500.

After many years of fixing customers' bikes we have found that most problems are caused by gears and brakes needing attention. So the course will show you how to carry out the necessary checks and adjustments in these areas.

Each section will start with an intro into how that mechanism is supposed to work, show you what often goes wrong along with how to fix it. There will be a demonstration and if time allows a chance for you to practice - bring your own bike along for this if you like.

Everything will be provided from tools to workstands to aprons, even tea/coffee/biscuits :) .

We hope you will find it fun, informative and valuable. We'd be especially pleased of you could use your new skills to your family and friends fix their bikes.

There are 2 sessions to choose from - these will be held 6.30-9pm Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December. Limited spaces available so book your place quick to avoid dissapointment - https://bookwhen.com/bike-fix-course#focus=ev-sdct-20211130183000

Reading Bicycle Kitchen - maintenance course - Booking by Bookwhen We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use Bookwhen. We also use cookies set by other sites to help us deliver content from their services.

Reading Cycle Festival 08/09/2021

Reading Cycle Festival

Pop along and see us at The Reading Cycle Festival this Sunday 11-4 at Christchurch Meadows. There's loads of cycling and food related stuff going on. Free entry to the festival and we'll give you a free bike check 🙂
https://readingcyclefestival.co.uk/

Reading Cycle Festival Everything cycling. Cycling for everyone.

07/09/2021

You've bought a nice new bike and good chain to keep it safe. But sometimes the details can make all the difference. Think about bike security and give the thieves a hard time

You've bought a nice new bike and good chain to keep it safe. But sometimes the details can make all the difference. Think about bike security and give the thieves a hard time

Reading Bicycle Kitchen updated their address. 01/08/2021

Reading Bicycle Kitchen updated their address.

Reading Bicycle Kitchen updated their address.

Specialized Allez E5 2020 56cm SUPERB ! | eBay 09/05/2021

Specialized Allez E5 2020 56cm SUPERB ! | eBay

We arre extremely grateful to the young man who very generously donated a Specialized Allez road bike and Tacx trainer to support our mission. These are both in superb condition and available to buy on our eBay site under the following listings: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313496585294
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313496585287?hash=item48fdda4447:g:JQIAAOSwKV9gl6fh

Specialized Allez E5 2020 56cm SUPERB ! | eBay This is a superb 2020 model year Specialized Allez E5 in 56cm.

10/03/2021

We have now settled in nicely at our new home (Unit C10, Weldale Street). Thanks for those of you that have graced us with your custom. We will be there every Saturday from now on 10am-2pm. Face masks and distancing still apply

Photos from Reading Bicycle Kitchen's post 15/02/2021

Not bike related but if you like gardening then have a read/take a look.

29/01/2021

Tomorrow we will be hosting our first session from our new home :) (Saturday 30th January 10 am to 2 pm Unit C10, Weldale Street, RG1 7BX). If the weather is bad we will still be able to work in the garage with the door open. Social distancing and masks still apply. Hope to see you there.....

21/01/2021

We will have our last session at The Queens Arms on Saturday 10-2 before moving to our new premises on Weldale Street (we're aiming to have our first session there Saturday 30th January). If you plan on coming to QA this Saturday please bring a face mask and socially distance

15/01/2021

This Saturday's session (16th January) is CANCELLED. Sorry for any inconvenience - I'll post again when I know the next session is taking place

07/01/2021

Please note that this Saturday's session will be between 10-12 and for emergency and straightforward fixes ONLY. There will only be one volunteer to minimise the Covid risk. If you do wish to attend please try to arrive early and wear a face mask

27/11/2020

We will be running a session tomorrow 10-2 at the Queens Arms. Please bring a face mask if you wish to attend

20/11/2020

We will be running a session 10-2 tomorrow at The Queens Arms. Please bring a mask if you wish to attend

05/11/2020

With the new lockdown now in place we are reducing our hours this Saturday from 10-12, with a high probability of not having any further sessions until after lockdown. Please check the website prior to coming down. We can only have two customers at a time and easy fixes only. Fingers crossed we will resume on 5th December.

24/09/2020

From now on all customers are kindly requested to wear masks at our Saturday sessions. Stay safe everyone

29/07/2020

We are one of the bike repair buisnesses involved with the new government Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme. If you have a voucher please bring your bike along if it's in need of some work or a service - you will get a lot more with your £50 with us than a normal bike shop. Please also tell anyone you think with a bike who may benefit from this. Thanks

20/07/2020

For anyone not already aware we are now back open Saturdays 10-2 at The Queens Arms (not 10-4 like before). We work outside and practise social distancing (the occasional session may have to be cancelled if the weather is particularly bad to avoid getting wet - please get intouch beforehand if in doubt).
Also we've been told that customers are no longer allowed to park outside QA so if you drive you'll have to pay to park on the road or in the car park next door

16/07/2020

I'm afraid this is another appeal regarding two stolen bikes (one is the Trek mountain bike pictured, and the other is a gunmetal grey fixie with stickers along the top tube, a purple chain and black Halo wheels which unfortunately the owner doesn't have a picture of). If anyone hears or sees anything please get in touch...

02/05/2020

A customer has very sadly had her bike stolen. Here are some details -

Trek 8500 bike in black with some grey and red. Mavic rims, Bontrager finishing kit. Shimano XT. Stolen on 30th April.

please get in touch if you hear or see anything

18/03/2020

We have made the difficult decision to shut up shop for the forseeable future/until Covid 19 passes. I hope you all understand and look forward to opening again on the other side

03/10/2019

The Critical Mass bike ride for October starts at 18:30 this Friday (4th)
Meet at the Forbury Lion as usual. Bring lights as well as flags and flowers!

05/09/2019

Critical mass bike ride. Don’t forget!
This coming Friday 6th September
Meet at The Forbury lion at 7pm.
A wonderful peaceful ride around Reading with great friendly company.
Route will be agreed at the start.
Do you want to go anywhere in particular?
Bring friends too. Lots of friends.

29/07/2019

The Critical mass sociable bike ride, this Friday 2 August, 7 pm, meet in the Forbury by the lion.
Don’t forget to bring all your friends.

02/07/2019

The Critical Mass bike ride is this Friday (5th July) from Forbury gardens meeting at 7pm by the lion.
Bring all your friends and their bikes and get them to bring all their friends and their bikes too.

27/06/2019

There's an informal mass ride being suggested for Friday July 5th from the Forbury Lion, meeting at 7pm.
Everyone is invited to take the roads back for cyclists for an hour.
It isn't a bike kitchen event, just a get together of local cyclists.

avanticycling.co.uk 06/06/2019

Festival

We will be at The Reading Cycling Festival this Sunday. Pop along and see us for a bike check or any basic repairs. It's at Christchurch Meadows 12-4pm. I'm sure it'll be a great event. Click on the link for more info. Hope to see you there...
https://avanticycling.co.uk/festival/

avanticycling.co.uk Reading Cycle Festival all set for Sunday 9 June Join us for the Reading Cycle Festival at Christchurch Meadows on Sunday 9 June from 1200 to 1600. Free bike checks Bike exchange Bike demos, includ…

eventbrite.co.uk 29/05/2019

Bike maintenance course

The next maintenance course is in Wednesday 5 June at 19:00. We’ll be doing gear twiddling and learning how to patch inner tubes. Get tickets here:

eventbrite.co.uk Details of course content to be added in the near future

eventbrite.co.uk 25/04/2019

Bike maintenance course

If anyone wants to learn how to fix their brakes or fix punctures Adrian and Michele are running a course next Wednesday in the main hall at RISC, London street. More details can be found here:

eventbrite.co.uk Bike maintenance course A two hour course looking initially at basic maintenance, and then focussing on either brakes or punctures (you get to choose!) Bring your own bikes, and let the course organiser know if you want to do brakes or punctures, and if you need any materials brought to the course,....

readingcyclecampaign.org.uk 22/03/2019

News – Reading Cycle Campaign

Don't forget the cycle campaign protest ride tomorrow. Let’s get the council to take cycling seriously

readingcyclecampaign.org.uk Action on Vastern Road Roundabout accident record PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reading Cycle Campaign calls for action on Vastern Road Roundabout accident record Cycling Protest Ride on 23 March Back in 2013 Reading Borough Council ignored Reading Cycle Campaign’s warnings about the red...

eventbrite.co.uk 10/02/2019

Bike maintenance course

Adrian, our mechanic who ran all our courses in Jacksons, is running a basic beginners bike maintenance course in April. Get tickets quickly, there's only 10 places!

eventbrite.co.uk Come and learn how to look after your bike, keep it running sweetly and make sure it doesn't leave you stranded! Over 2 hours you will work on your own bike to learn the basics of maintenance. The course is suitable for absolute beginners! We'll look at tyres, brakes, and gears and chain. We'll disc...

02/02/2019

We are going ahead with the session today at The Queens Arms as normal. A bit of slush won't stop us

05/01/2019

A great turnout to the first session of 2019 :) . We will be back again next week (The Queens Arms 12-4pm). Our first university pop-up will be on Wednesday 16th January (4-7pm in The Palmer Building the same as before). Hope to see some of you there...

12/11/2018

NO GLOBAL CAFE SESSION TONIGHT. Unfortunately due to a private party we will not be hosting our usual Monday evening pop-up later. Apologies if you were hoping to come along - maybe come to our Wednesday university pop-up instead (5-8pm in The Palmer Building).

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Jazz night at the Bike Kitchen
Party music on our first birthday
The new window display!

Location

Category

Products

DIY cycle maintenance
Used bikes for sale
New and second-hand parts

Address


Unit C10 Weldale Street
Reading
RG1 7BX

Opening Hours

10am - 2pm
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