We have become experts in working with teenagers and young people, and particularly those from more challengin backgrounds. Monty’s Bike Hub began from us fixing kids bikes in Youth Group in 2015 and is still very much at the heart of what we do.
Youth Bike Workshop
We run a Youth Bike workshop every Thursday after school at our workshop. Here young people come and work with us to fix their own bikes, fix their mates bikes as well as help us refurbish and recycle bikes to sell. We have an amazing group of junior mechanics who are trained up to help us at these sessions.
We partner with Compass School (our local pupil referal unit) and Chamberlayne School ( our local secondary school) to deliver 121 sessions for young people either not accessing mainstream education or those that would benefit from a more practical learning experience. Our Compass students come to our workshop and work on bikes with us learning new skills and gainign work experience. We have a workshop at Chamberlayne school in Weston where we run weekly sessions recycling donated bikes with pupils as part of their alternative provision.