Bike Works

Jim Blakemore – Co-Founder and Director

We deliver our mission through a variety of community cycling programmes including employability for disadvantaged groups, all ability cycling, bicycle ReUse & recycling, schools cycle training and much more. As a business we provide cycling services to both consumers and organisations.

Our stores offer a full range of repair services, sale of new and refurbished bikes and cycle maintenance courses from beginner to professional level.

What is the social impact of your business?

The business runs around the cycling and its social consequences. From employability to enabling cycling for everyone, regardless of age or disability, to recycling of the bike parts.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

We attended a training session on social franchising and we are developing and testing a training programme with a view to franchising it internationally later.

Please give us one interesting fact about you.

Bike Works was awarded several business awards between 2007 and 2012.

Learn more about Bike Works here.




Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

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