Bikes for Key Workers

Bike Lab Hastings has been provided with funding by Cycling UK,  Hastings Voluntary Action and The Police Property Act Fund to renovate bikes in our workshop, and make them available for free to local key workers.

If you are in need of a bicycle, and you are working in a key role at the moment, whether that’s working in bin collection, supermarket staff, greengrocers, NHS, care working (or anything else ‘key’), please fill in the form below.

Or, if you know of someone who needs a bike, you can nominate them with the form too.

Please note, we can only deliver the bikes in the local area in Hastings & St Leonards.

[ Due to demand we’ve had to close the form until we get some more donated bikes into the workshop. ]

How it works

We are renovating bikes from the stock we have in the community workshop.

They are not amazing, but the Cycling UK funding will allow them to be refurbished as throughly as possible, and we are putting the best bikes together from what we have.

Our volunteer mechanics are single handedly working in the Bike Lab Workshop, to keep social distance. Each bike will be checked by two mechanics before it is sent out.

We will deliver the bikes to the key workers, having cleaned contact surfaces, and a non contact handover process will be used.

As ever, Bike Lab Hastings offers no warranty or guarantee on the bikes. The bikes have been donated to the project and we don’t know the history of them. We make judgement calls that the bikes are worth repairing, and we check the work of our mechanics within our team, but no liability is accepted in any way.

We will always endeavour to help people keep riding though, so if there any issues with the bikes, we will try and help. And hopefully we can open our public workshop sessions at some point so we can do more skill sharing.


We are very low on donated bikes currently, if you have an unwanted bicycle, in any condition, please email and we can arrange collection.

The Bikes

We will post images of the renovated bikes here, as examples of what we are getting ready. We are aiming for strong practical bikes that are useful for taking exercise on, collecting shopping and commuting.

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