As a Community Interest Company we offer a huge opportunity to providing the long term unemployed or people requiring support to gain the skills and confidence to get into employment. We always welcome new volunteers.
When you are ready to move onto a new bike, or you notice that you have spare bicycles or parts think Rebike.
When you engage with the Rebike community you know that you are enriching your community.
Come visit Rebike and find your newest bicycle.
Engage with people irrespective of age, gender or ethnic origin and join our community.
Rebike Cumbria was founded by Geoff Tunstall in 2010 as an ‘Access to Work’ project to create volunteering training and employment for disabled or disadvantaged adults. Geoff has had a sensory impairment since birth and understands all to well the barriers that exist for disadvantaged adults seeking employment.
In the beginning
Its first unit was a 600 sq ft space on Citadel Parade, We then upsized to a 2000 sq ft unit under the railway arches below Carlisle Station.
Rebike Cumbria Ltd
Rebike was then incorporated as Rebike Cumbria Ltd in 2011.
The ‘Rebike Community Cycle Hub’, formerly the ‘Carlisle Community Cycle Hub’ was set up by a group of keen cyclists who wanted to help others new to cycling to gain confidence and learn how to maintain their own bikes. To find out more go to the link https://www.carlislecyclehub.org
The Hub promotes healthy living and community engagement and provides pop up bicycle workshops, free bike loans, led bike rides and engages with young families, people who wish to gain confidence in cycling, asylum seekers who wish to become more active in the community and providing workshops at schools.
Rebike Cumbria CIC
Rebike Cumbria Ltd was changed to a CIC in 2022.