We are currently open on Fridays from 3-7pm!
We would like to return to being open on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays as well as we used to be. So any potential volunteers very welcome, just come on down and introduce your self on a Friday. More info on volunteering below.
56a Crampton Street
London SE17 3AE
Find us using cyclestreets
Located in South London, the 56a bike workshop is a space for Do It Yourself repairs and is run solely by volunteers. We have repair space and tools, as well as cheap new and second-hand parts like inner tubes, spokes, brake pads, cables, and patch kits etc.
From our spokecard:
we believe that doing-it-yourself or doing it with friends is the best way to start to take back control over our lives. we believe that learning what we can from one another is better than learning in a class room and that finding things out for yourself is better than being taught by somebody else, and that both are much more fun than paying someone else to do it for you. we believe in the importance of self-reliance, autonomy and environmental sustainability, and a bicycle that you can maintain is all of those things. we have all the tools to live a better life in front of us – all we need to do is pick them up and learn how to use them. where better to start than your bicycle?
The 56a bikespace is a fun place to volunteer, stresses equality amongst its mechanics, and is a great place to learn bike mechanics and teach others! We’re always looking for more volunteers who can commit to a few hours per week for a shift. Being a workshop volunteer involves showing visitors where parts and tools are, giving advice, and helping people fix up shonky bikes (to the best of your ability – you don’t need to be an expert mechanic! Patience and a passion for bikes are more important).
Come down and visit us during our opening hours to get more information, or to test our a volunteer session!