Picture of trainee Jack outside OWL bikes pop up shop

Papworth Trust OWL bikes partners with the Prospects Trust in Ely

OWL Bikes has partnered with The Prospects Trust to offer their bike services at Unwrapped's gorgeous new establishment on Lynn Road in Ely. Unwrapped is a bistro styled coffee shop and whole foods store featuring a lovely new canopy in the outside seating area. 

OWL Bikes delivers training to adults with a learning disability who want to progress onto employment or volunteering opportunities, in Cambridgeshire. We do this through supporting retail, customer service and bicycle maintenance skills in our shop and workshop.

Papworth Trust social enterprise OWL Bikes has started running pop-up shops around the county where they can repair and sell bicycles in the community. This means they can support more trainees by them assisting at the pop-up shops. The Prospects Trust also helps disabled people find work experience to help build a career for later life.

Dan Eaton, Service Manager at Papworth Trust, said: “We are super excited to have been given this opportunity to work alongside Prospects Trust, a charity who share our aims and ambitions in creating a world for where disabled people are seen for who they are. Why not come down and check us out on a Thursday 10:30am-3:30pm and grab a coffee and a cake whilst we have a look at any bike issues you may be experiencing!” 

Tom Cockerton, Co-manager of The Prospects Trust and Manager of Prospects Unwrapped, said: “We are thrilled to work collaboratively with other local social enterprises – giving opportunities for adults with additional needs to learn new skills and work within their local communities. Having OWL bikes on site will be great for everyone involved.”