Caps 278 in the Transcontinental Race

The fifth edition of the Transcontinental Race began at 10pm in Belgium last night. This race across Europe was created by the legendary ultra-distance cyclist Mike Hall who tragically lost his life whilst taking part in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race earlier this year.

Riders need to cycle around 4000km, through checkpoints in Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Romania, to get to the finish line in Meteora in Greece! They must be self-sufficient and unsupported and with the clock constantly ticking, the pressure is on to keep pedalling for as many hours in the day as possible.

This year we have an even greater interest in the race as our very own manager – Angela Walker – is competing in the race alongside fellow rider Julie Bullen. You can cheer them on, and track their progress, by going to and looking out for cap 278b (look for Julie Bullen in the list as tracker 278a which was originally allocated to Angela is currently not in use).

Angela Walker and Julie Bullen

Cycling Across the Canaries for the Price of a Canary

In May, Tom Rodgers is planning to cycle across the Canaries all for the price of a canary!  Starting with a 99p bike, Tom is planning to conquer the highest rideable peak of each Canary Island for less than £20.

And luckily for us, Tom is using his trip to raise money for ReCycle Bikes. Thank you Tom!

Here’s what Tom has to say:

“This May Day week I’m going to be taking on a bit of a budget challenge. I’m going to be flying to Lanzarote with a bike that has cost me 99p to try and cycle across all 4 of the major Canary Islands taking in their highest ride-able peaks.

My budget for the trip (excluding the flights and the ferry fares) is going to be £20. If I can get to Playa De Las Americas on Tenerife via the highest bit of tarmac on Mt Teide I’ll have made it.

Reckon I can do it? You can find out here –

And if any of you are blessed with deep pockets you might fancy sponsoring me. I’m raising money for ReCycle Bikes which you will know is Heeley Development Trust’s cycling maintenance and recycling project that does excellent work in the local community as well as being a great place to get your bike fixed or learn how to do it yourself.

Heeley Dev Trust have good connections with Cycle Sheffield and so I thought members might feel particularly keen on making a donation – the poor souls have gone a long time without anyone raising funds for them!  So, even a token amount would be appreciated!

My Just Giving site is here –

Thanks for reading and for any donations!



Cycling across the Canaries for £20

New Saturday opening from October 1st

In order to make life easier for our customers who are unable to get to us during the week, we’re going to start opening our workshop on Saturdays from October 1st.

Our Saturday opening time will be 9 am – 5 pm.

We’re also planning to stay open late on Tuesdays until 8 pm (from October 4th) for customer collections and drop-offs only.

Do you enjoy working with young people and bicycles?

Do you want to make a difference to young people’s lives, inspiring them to achieve and realise their true potential?

Do you have bike mechanics experience?

We’re looking for a new Cycle Mechanics Tutor for our Alternative Education Programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual, with some experience in delivering group work with good bike mechanic skills, to teach social and personal skills and help our young people to achieve qualifications in our alternative educational provision.

You will support young people to develop their employability, personal and social skills and adopt a positive attitude to work alongside developing their knowledge in Bike Maintenance, English and Maths.

For more information or to apply for this vacancy go to


We’re going to the Côte de Wincobank Hillclimb

Recycle Bikes will be there offering our CycleBoost Dr Bike service – come along and say hi

Come and try the conference bike, see how far you and your mates can get up the hill

And have a go on interesting bikes on the common.

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Winter Wednesdays @ Union Street

Bring your bike along for a free CycleBoost check-up while helping to support Sheffield’s food banks…

10 am til 4 pm – Every Wednesday until December 9th. We’ll be back in the new year from January 6th right up until March 30th. Last bike booked in at 3 pm.

Sounds good, what’s it all about?…

We’re teaming up with Union St co-working space and Frazers Coffee Roasters pop-up cafe to bring you a weekly Dr. Bike clinic in the heart of Sheffield every Wednesday between 10 am and 4 pm.

What do you need to do? 
As always, our Dr. Bike service is free of charge but as the season of giving is almost upon us, we are supporting Sheffield’s food banks by asking all Dr. Bike attendees to donate an item to our food bank collection. You don’t need to book your bike in advance. It’s a drop-in service so you can choose to hang around and have a coffee while we check over your bike or you can leave it with us and pick it up again at 3.30 pm.