Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Saturday 09:00am - 4:00pm


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. 


OWL Bikes needs your help!

OWL Bikes is issuing a plea for help from Cambridgeshire residents for high quality bikes in good working condition that can be used to help Ukrainian refugees. Read more here.


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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.

A picture of Imran Akhtar, a bike mechanic and former service user at OWL Bikes. Imran says being employed at OWL Bikes allows me to help others in the way owl has helped me over the years. I've been able to future develop my customer service skills and i've developed confidence.

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.

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