Weekly bike recycling and repair sessions for refugees and asylum seekers.
Having limited access to transport is a big problem for the clients of Oasis Cardiff. In partnership with the centre, we wanted to address that. Our Volunteer supervisor Maz has been running sessions at Oasis every Thursday for the last 4 years, offering repairs to client’s existing bikes, as well as recycling donated bikes and giving them out. This service is totally free to the users and to the centre, and is, not surprisingly, very popular.
We are committed to continuing to offer this service as the benefits to the people involved are profound. If you would like to show your support for our work with Oasis Cardiff, please buy some of our merchandise from the shop. The proceeds will go towards guaranteeing Maz’s sessions there.
“Great place to go to get yourself a bike. No need to spend hundreds just get one second hand. Good communication, they even adjust the seat and handlebars to suit your height etc. My partner is very pleased with her bike and it looks brand new! Highly recommended.”
“We visited today and picked a bike for my 6 year-old. He got to try it out and you fixed the brakes as they were a bit squeaky! Very covid safe! Excellent bike and my boy loves it. Great it has a 3-month warranty too!”
“Came away a lot more confident with attempting to build a wheel. The course was run in a relaxed manner and no question was too much for Jon to answer. Look forward to my next course.”
“Fab loved both Level 1 and 2 courses. I have come away feeling confident I can fix my bike. Thank you guys”
“Excellent quality and speed of service, very well priced too. Top notch.”
I’d just like to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to the boys and girls at Cardiff Cycle workshop. They’ve done absolute wonders for my bike over the years! It’s was an old heavy Peugeot which I bought from new in about 1990. Although I used it regularly, it was getting too heavy for me, so the team changed the wheels for ones that were much lighter; put some super duper tyres on them, and on top of that, replaced the old hard saddle for a brand new very comfortable one. I make sure that I get my bike serviced regularly with them too. Such a friendly bunch too-always time for a chat. There is nothing they don’t know about bikes. Highly recommended!
“Sustainability has worked with CTW successfully for a number of years, with sessions every month on Campus. They provide bike servicing for staff, students and the local community as part of our free Repair Café events. It’s a service to all to promote sustainable cycle travelling to Campus and the benefits of repair. They are so knowledgeable and as well as fixing on site they provide great friendly honest advice.”
- Cardiff Met University
Cardiff Met University
“I have now completed 2 courses at this venue and found the instructors knowledge and delivery excellent. The workshop is well equipped and has a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.”