We exist to help reduce reoffending through training and skills development. Our work benefits individuals, communities and the environment.

Refurbished bikes and wheelchairs

Refurbsihed bikes and wheelchairs are donated, via partner organisations, to people in need in the UK and overseas. A proportion of the bikes are sold through community bikerys or via the online shop to raise funds for the charity.

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Volunteer with Us

Volunteering is a great way to support MCF and give something to the community and helping people makes you feel great as well!

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Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Bike Collection

Ilkey Wharfedale Rotary club annual collection of second hand bikes and other items for recycling.

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Location: Main car park,South Hawsworth Street, Ilkley

Our impact

2081

Refurbished bikes collected from our prison workshops in 2017/18

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Refurbished wheelchairs collected from our prison workshops in 2017/18

78

Bike Maintenance Certificates Awarded in 2017/18

MCF Founder David Brown Retires

After 10 years in charge MCF founder and Director David Brown retires.

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Author: Helen Rowlands

Workshops and events

  • Velotech Gold Training Course

    We are an accredited Velotech Training Centre offering qualifications up to Velotech Gold. Read more

  • MCF Bikery - Dr Bike @ the Repair Cafe

    The mechanics from the MCF Bikery will be on hand at the Repair cafe at the Kirkgate centre for basic bike repairs Read more

  • Drop-in Fix & Learn Session

    Ever wondered how to change your brake blocks or stop your gears from skippping? Our drop-in sessions are an opportunity to learn how to maintain your own bike under the guidance and support of our skilled mechanics. Read more

Latest stories

  • Message from the new CEO August 2020

    A message from the new CEO of MCF Jon Warrick Read more

  • Nathan's Story

    Nathan tells his story of a troubled past - time in prison, drugs and struggles with his mental health and how volunteering at the Bikery has helped him see a brighter future. Read more

  • Owen's New Skills

    "This has given me confidence and a solid start to my new life outside." Read more