Bike Salvage Mechanic Break It Until You Make It

Chester le Street

This is a great role for someone who is interested in bikes and how they are made but doesn’t have much experience fixing them. In this role, you will be helping us take apart bikes that cannot be refurbished in order to salvage parts and recycle aluminium, steel, tyres, and tubes. You will learn how a bike is made by taking it apart while helping us meet our sustainable goals. You will be supervised by our shop-manager Phil Thomas, who will teach you to tell apart a good part from a rusty one. This role requires attention to detail; in return, it gives you the therapeutic benefits of being immersed in hands-on work and an opportunity to learn bike mechanics without the fear of breaking things - that’s actually what we want you to do!



• Stripping bikes for parts;
• Sorting parts into reusable and recyclable in their respective boxes;
• Keeping a tidy and clean workshop

Skills & Qualities

Attention to detail

When & Where?

Ropery Lane
Chester le Street

Training and Support Offered/Expenses
Volunteer Benefits

Learning how to fix bikes
After 3 months of volunteering regularly you can ask to be entered for free in the next Velotech Bronze course (an industry-recognised bike mechanic qualification)

Other Information

Minimum age: 18 years old
Based in our premises, no minimum number of hours or commitment to come every week

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Type: Climate Change, Conservation/Environment, DIY/Odd Jobs

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