Bike Start is the social bike project for Rushmoor, Hart and West Surrey led by The Source.
We train young people aged 16-25 to refurbish, service and maintain bikes in our workshop under the supervision of experienced and qualified bike mechanics.
Our workshop is one way that The Source transform the lives of the young people. Bike Start is about getting young people skilled up and in to work habits, so that they can progress in education or employment.
The Source are Youth Work specialists in Rushmoor, Hart and West Surrey, providing a Youth Cafe and Detached work. Our Youth Support Services provide Anger Management, Counselling, Mentoring, Young Parent Mentoring and Talk Back. A young person engaging with The Source has a menu of support to give them every chance to succeed and raise their aspirations.
Bike Start is also actively encouraging the local community to enjoy cycling; whether that is getting you back on your own bike with affordable servicing or selling you a refurbished bike to see if cycling works for you. We also organise led bike rides for you to explore cycle routes in your local community.
We rely upon bikes being donated, so if you've got a bike that you'd like to give then do get in touch.
If you'd like to make an enquiry then please call 01252 333 330 or contact us online here.
If you are aged 16-25 then we'd love to get you involved in our training programme at Bike Start.
No experience of bike maintenance necessary.
Our fully qualified and experienced bike mechanics are running 2-3 sessions a week, teaching people aged 16-25 in bike maintenance and repairs.
If you'd like to get involved then we can start you immediatedly. If you are on benefits and registered through the Job Centre then you can join us a work placement, without risk of losing your benefit.
Just give us a call on 01252 333 330 or contact us here.
We refurbish donated bikes and sell them online, through our pop-up shops and via eBay.
Bikes start from just £25.
Got a bike clogging up your garage or shed? Bought a new bike and don't know what to do with your old one? Donate your bike to Bike Start.
All the profits raised from bike sales, servicing and repairs go back into
the Bike Start Project and The Source Young People's Charity.
Not only do you get a great bike, service or repair but you'll get the warm fuzzy feeling knowing you have helped transform the lives of young people in your community by using Bike Start.