Bike Back - Derby

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

In order to protect our staff, volunteers and customers we have temporarily closed our workshop to the public. However, we are now selling bikes online via eBay. Click here to find out more and start shopping.

We would still welcome bike donations - provided your journey falls within Government guidelines and it is safe for you to do so. In order to minimise human contact, please leave your donated bike outside the shutters. And don't forget to Gift Aid your donated bike, if you can. Click here for more information on bike donations and Gift Aid.

Thank you for your business, loyalty and patience.

The Bike Back Derby Team



About Bike Back

Bike Back Derby is is a community bicycle recycling initiative which aims to keep Derby moving, reduce congestion and increase active travel - whilst training prisoners as qualified cycle mechanics. 

How it works

We take donations of unwanted bicycles from the public that are gathering dust and completely refurbish them to get them back into use. The work is undertaken by prisoners at HMP Stocken, HMP Nottingham, HMP Swinfen Hall and HMP Sudbury who work towards a "Level 2" City & Guilds qualification in Cycle Mechanics. 

The fixed bicycles are brought back to Derby and sold at affordable prices to help more local people to start cycling, particularly those on a low-income.  Our partners include: Wheels to Work, University of Derby, Derby Royal Hospital and Sustrans.


The scheme reduces the flow of old bikes to landfill and provides employment, training and nationally accredited City & Guilds qualifications for prisoners.

The project also aims to provide support to prisoners that have been involved with the project following their release, helping them to make better life choices and ultimately, to gain employment.

Buy a Bike

Refurbished bikes are sold weekly from our Derby workshop - as well as periodic sales around Derby City Centre. If you are on a low-income and need an affordable bike, come along to our next sale.

Donate a Bike

We urgently need donations of unwanted bikes. You can Gift Aid these bike donations by filling in our short form before you take your bike to the drop off point.

You can find more information about Gift Aid in our FAQs.

Donate your bike.


We also offer quality bike servicing and repairs at affordable prices. Visit our workshop or call us on 01332 987 250 to book in.


We are looking for anyone with an interest in bikes who has some mechanical experience, or can help out with events and administration, who can give up half a day a week. More details here. Interested? Contact