OWL Bikes

A photo of OWL Bikes volunteers working on a bike

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. 

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30 pm 




OWL Bikes supports disabled people with employment and life skills, such as:

  • 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.

"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 further develop my customer service skills and i've also developed my confidence."

Imran Akhtar, Bike Mechanic and former service user at OWL Bikes


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 OwlBikes@papworthtrust.org.uk to find out more about the opportunities within OWL Bikes.


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