Please note in response to the coronavirus period, we will be temporarily closing OWL Bikes from Wednesday 27 May to allow us time to redesign our service offer . We rely on the generosity of people donating their old bikes and will still accept your kind donations throughout this period. Thank you for your continued support. To donate an old bike, please email to arrange a drop off. We’ll let you know when we’re back up and running, so watch this space!


OWL Bikes offers quality refurbished bikes at great prices - while offering work and training opportunities for local disabled people.

The shop, which is based at Papworth Trust’s Cambridge in Hawthorn Way, sells refurbished bikes and accessories to the local community as well as carrying out repairs.

It relies on the generosity of people donating their old bikes with all funds generated going back into supporting the work of OWL Bikes.

But OWL Bikes does so much more.


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View our OWL Bikes leaflet

View our prospectus - find out more about what you can achieve by attending OWL Bikes


How we support disabled people

OWL Bikes supports disabled people with employment and life skills. These include:

  • We offer training opportunities around mechanics and customer service delivery.
  • Working at OWL Bikes helps build life skills which disabled people can use in everyday life – improving confidence and social interaction, for example.
  • Future plans include setting up an eBay shop which will enable disabled people to gain valuable IT skills.
  • OWL Bikes will also link up with Papworth Trust’s employment team to look at other volunteering or employment opportunities.

We want to use OWL Bikes as a springboard for further opportunities and great independence for local disabled people.

How you can help

  • Are you a disabled person or do you know a disabled person who would like to attend OWL Bikes? Please note, you don’t need to be an existing customer with any of Papworth Trust’s services.
  • Would you like to volunteer at OWL Bikes and support our work? Find out more about volunteering for Papworth Trust.
  • Do you have an old bike that you would like to donate to OWL Bikes?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, please contact to find out more about the opportunities within OWL Bikes.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturdays - 9am – 4pm