About

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 info@cycletastic.org.uk. or 07742689785