'Not About The Bike' is a long standing bicycle charity that has been delivering activities, projects and courses to the local community for nearly a decade and a half.
With our focus on people exceeding their own expectations and sharing new skills to build confidence and self-reliance it really isn't about the bike.
Starting up as a modest integration project for refugees seeking political asylum it soon expanded into work with the long term unemployed, the homeless, permanently excluded young people and groups with complex needs.
Needless to say the list got longer over the years as the project gained more and more traction and support and things changed further...
Two of our volunteers went on to form 'Bicycle Links' which are now based in the centre of Norwich, we moved premises to our current location in West Norwich, our dedicated volunteers formed a committee and Norfolk County Council provided a great deal of support.
However it was only once the 'Henderson Trust' reached out that the group really started to expand. With the aid of the Henderson Trust the project had first one, then later a second industrial unit. One unit is a fully equipped bicycle building workshop, the second a professional paint setup and classroom for the projects' youth run YouTube channel as well as the hub of our Ebay shop.
The project is now fully part of The Henderson Trusts' project offerings within the local community.
Post pandemic the project is offering cycle events, drop-ins sessions and courses for the community - please see our 'Projects' section for more details.
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This long running project runs twice weekly and offers repairs and often custom builds to local 11 to 16 year olds.
Our latest youth offering where our 'NBH' YouTube channel is produced by young people for young people.
Great new colaburation with 'Cycling UK' offering free on location bike checks and winter rides.
An evening bicycle repair session for those who commute by bike. For launch join Newsletter below.
If you work with young people or adults and think that we could provide a course of workshops tailored to your groups abilities and needs then do not hessitate to get in contact. Rest asured We have years of experience teaching those of all ages with complex learning difficulties, behaverial issues or social insecurities. We are friendly, informal and experienced. Although all of our current projects offered are free to the public our courses are a source of income for the charity, we are however very competively priced so why not message us on the instant messager below and we'll be sure to respond quickly, thanks, Graham MeadsMessage Us