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A: Nope. beCyCle is a community workshop and is open to anyone. While we are partly funded by the University of Aberdeen, many of our volunteers are not students. Anyone can come and use the workshop, the tools and the parts, borrow a bike or get involved.
A: Yes. Term time or no term time, unless advertised otherwise on our website, we’re around.
A: Yes, just come along. We’re open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-6pm, unless advertised otherwise on our website.
A: Yep. If we have bikes you can have one. But consider that sometimes available bikes might need some maintenance.
A: As long as you want. We will ask you however to drop by after 4-6 month or so, to do some basic maintenance on the bike (oil, air, remove some rust, etc.)
A: Bikes are free! The deposits however, range at the moment from £40 to £70, depending on the bike. Check out our release form
A: YES! If it is not rusty beyond recognition, we’ll certainly take it. No matter how many bikes, just bring them on. That is what we do! Take old bikes, fix them and pass them on to someone to use. In some cases however, we might take the bike apart for spares or weld the frame into some funky bike.
A: Certainly! Much in the spirit of MacGyver, the A-Team, Sheldon Brown and Co. we can make use of pretty much anything! Simply drop bikes and parts off at our workshop on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 1-6pm.
A: Yes, of course. Use any tools and spare parts available. And someone will always be there to help. You really don’t need any prior experience in bike maintenance to get started. We have twelve year old kids come around and over seventy year old people who all manage just fine.
A: Yes, we certainly can. We even build bikes from scratch. Our workshop is as good as any professional workshop and some of our volunteers work as bike mechanics in the shops in town.
A: No we do not. However, we have a notice board where you can advertise a bike for sale.
A: No, we normally do not swap bikes, unless you have a really good reason.