Cycletastic is a voluntary community project managed and supported by local people who aim to broaden access to cycling. The project was started in 2006 by Josie Warshaw, originally operating from a disused scenery dock belonging to the Mecca owned Kilburn State Bingo Hall.
The project has evolved over the years providing basic bike maintenance sessions, that focus on educating local people of all ages on how to maintain their own bikes whilst providing bike repair assistance and facility to people of all ages on low incomes. The bike shed on Streatley Road NW6 was installed in April 2010. Under management of long- term, shed volunteer Haroon Hanafi the pop up shop at Queens Parade on Willesden Lane, opened in November 2014 . The shop provides a venue to train 3 young people in bike maintenance, customer service and business management and aims to help fund trainees to become bike industry accredited. The shop space continues to be managed by volunteers, offering affordable low cost secondhand bikes and parts and a tool resource that is accessible to all. Qualified bike mechanics offer repairs and bike servicing to local bike owners. Trainees and management aim to encourage local residents to become involved in the maintenance of their own bicycle wherever possible.
To continue sustainability with shop overheads, Cycletastic gratefully accept unwanted used bicycles which our trainees and volunteers recondition so that they can be sold in the shop. In 2015 Cycletastic offers a drop in repair facility and regular learning workshops at the shop, bike trailer hire and bike smoothie machine hire. All enquiries for these are on email@example.com. or 07742689785