Second-hand bikes

From mountain bikes and road bikes, to e bikes and hybrids, our Bristol and Derby bike shops have a wide selection of second-hand bicycles, lovingly refurbished for you. All are given a Gold Service by prisoners as part of their City & Guilds training.

Bristol servicing mechanic refurbishing a bike.
Bristol servicing mechanic, Theo, safety-checking a refurbished bike.
“Absolutely love my bike from Life Cycle, it's like my dream bike! Great price and obviously well looked after and fixed up by the mechanics. The shop is great and staff incredibly helpful” – Catherine Bingham


Our bikes start from £150. If you’re looking for a low-cost bike, we might be able to offer you a discount, thanks to our fantastic charitable funders. Find out if you’re eligible for a discount.

No matter the model or price, all bikes must pass our qualified Hub mechanics’ strict quality and safety checks, after they’ve been given a Gold Service by prisoners.

A selection of second-hand bikes at the Bristol Hub.
A selection of second-hand bikes at the Bristol Hub.

Our guarantee

We’ll take the time to discuss your preferences, then help you find a quality, recycled bike that suits your needs and taste. You can test ride before buying, then our mechanics can make adjustments so your bike is set up for comfortable cycling.

We also offer a 30-day, no quibble guarantee. So, you can bring your bike back to us to fix or exchange if something goes wrong.

Bristol Hub mechanics holding a chain cassette.
Bristol Hub mechanics Sonny and Dan.

How to find us

Bristol Hub

We’re based in the carpark of HMP Bristol (Bristol prison) in Horfield. You won’t need to enter the prison itself, just turn right when you pass the carpark barrier and follow the signs to our workshop.

Map, contact details and opening hours.

Derby Hub

We’re based just three minutes' walk from Derby railway station at Unit 3, Siddals Road, DE1 2QE, right next to The Alexandra Hotel.

Map, contact details and opening hours.

We're more than a bike shop!

The Bristol and Derby Hubs are part of Life Cycle, a cycling charity that helps people from all walks of life to benefit from cycling. We take donations of unwanted bikes from the public and fix them up to run like new.

We believe in quality craftsmanship: We’re a City & Guilds-accredited training centre for cycle mechanics, and our team is dedicated to giving a first-class service to our customers.

We also love to use our skills to help others. Our Bikes Beyond Bars project trains prisoners as professional bike mechanics, so they can earn a qualification and build a brighter future upon release.

“Most people need a positive purpose in their life. Feeling useful. And if you’ve got that, re-offending doesn’t come into it. You’re too busy fulfilling your potential. It’s about opportunity and then purpose.
Sometimes ex-offenders come out and they’re just doing the loop and nothing’s breaking that chain for them.
Bicycles for me completely raised it to another level. With a bit of pride, I tell people “I’m a bicycle mechanic now – a real one, you know, a proper one”. That’s enough to keep me on the straight and narrow” – Andrew, ex-prisoner who learned bike mechanics in our workshop.

Check out our other offers

Our public bike workshops also offers bicycle servicing and repairs and bike maintenance courses to the public.

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