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Welcome to On Your Bike

** MASKS TO BE WORN BY CUSTOMERS AT ALL TIMES, to maintain Covid secure social distancing you may have to wait in the car park to be seen by our friendly teams**

Taunton - On Your Bike, The Coach House, Station Approach, Taunton. TA1 1QW  

Tel: 01823 259035 Email:

Opening times - Sun/Mon CLOSED, Tues/Weds/Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm, Thurs 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Sat 10am to 3pm

Bridgwater - On Your Bike, Trinity Hall, St Saviour's Avenue, Bridgwater. TA6 3NZ

Tel: 01278 238210  Email:

Opening times - Sun/Mon CLOSED, Tues/Weds/Fri 8.30am to 5pm, Thurs 1.30pm to 5pm, Sat 10am to 3pm


Where we started

A registered charity formed in Somerset, in June 2010, later incorporated in August 2011.  The key aim is to train, and help those who have suffered social exclusion, ex-servicemen and long term unemployed. Through working in our fully equipped workshops with support and supervision to refurbish unwanted bicycles, volunteers gain skills, confidence, self-worth, and a want to be a proactive part of our community. We have recycled and serviced thousands of bikes, and will continue to do so to support, and supply affordable bikes to our amazing community


Give Purpose

To people through training and support

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Helping People

OYB helped in the overall personal development and skill enhancement of the individuals below. We have helped other long term unemployed gain work experience and we have also assisted those with mental health concerns to be able to find enjoyment again.

A said “After my mother died, I suffered from depression and actually took an over dose as suicide attempt, plus self-harmed. Being at OYB has been fantastic therapy in helping me to fight depression and show me life is worth living”
OYB volunteer. March 2012

 B is a 57 year-old who was unemployed for 7 years, being treated for depression, and hardly able to make eye contact with people. He became a volunteer at OYB for 9 months. During this period he passed his Cytech II (industry standard) cycle mechanics qualification. Today he is employed and working as a qualified cycle mechanic and sales man.  He is now definitely able to make eye contact with the clients!

C came to OYB as a 27 year-old unemployed volunteer and now has a full time job; we believe partially because his confidence was restored with OYB.

D, a 20 year old, came to OYB as a student volunteer and through OYB has taken and passed his Cytech II. He approached a local bike shop in Taunton for a job and was told no vacancy was available but after showing them his Cytech ll certificate he was offered a trial job session. He is now employed with a South West-wide bike shop chain.

E -  Twenty-one year-old came from flipping burgers and washing cars. We employed him from day one and paid for his immediate training as a City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic, which he failed first time, then retook and passed. He is now a very accomplished, skilled and competent mechanic and a very able sales person who has been left to manage OYB in the Founder’s absence; an amazing achievement. He is now tackling his dyslexia and poor literacy standards.

If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please contact us for more information.



Second-hand Bike Sales

We have a wide selection of second-hand bikes for sale in all of our shops. This can be purchased as they are or we can enhance them to ensure they are perfect and ready to ride. Buying an enhanced bike from us you can be assured that the bike has been thoroughly inspected and worked on by one of our experienced Cytech qualified technicians.

Tune Up Service from £25

Brakes checked and adjusted
Gears checked and indexed
Drivetrain checked and lubricated
All bolts checked and tightened
Wheels checked and minor adjustments done

Green Standard Service from £39

Frame, Hubs, Bearings checked for damage
Wheels checked and trued if necessary Stem and bars alignment and security
All bolts checked and tightened Alignment and effectiveness of brakes, cables checked
Transmission components checked, adjusted, lubricated
Gear cables checked, gears indexed and adjusted Bottom bracket checked and adjusted Pedals and crank bolts checked Saddle and seat post checked and greased if needed
Tyres pumped to correct pressure

Gold Standard Service from £120

All of the Green standard service plus a full strip and rebuild
Brake and gear inners and outers replaced
Frame threads checked, cleaned, faced Wheels removed and inspected for damage
Both axles removed, degreased, checked Cassette/freewheel removed, checked, cleaned
Bottom bracket checked, cleaned, greased
Headset removed, cleaned, greased Lubricate all and rebuild


Repairs Price list


  • Fit cable £8.00

  • Fit chain £8.00

  • Fit sprockets or cassette £9.00

  • Adjust gears £8.00

  • Fit chain & Sprockets & adj gears from £15.00

  • Fit lever & adj gears £12.00

  • Fit front or rear mech/hanger & adjust gears £17.00

  • Recut gear hanger thread £8.00

Disc Brakes

  • Bleed disk brake (per brake) £18.00

  • Fit disk brake POA

  • Fit disk brake pads (per brake) £10.00

  • Disk brake caliper service (new seals etc) (per brake) £28.00

  • Disk brake lever rebuild/service £28.00

  • Shorten brake hose from £14.00

  • Face frame for disk brake mounting £15.00

Bottom Bracket

  • Adjust/Tighten adjustable cap £8.00

  • Adjust bearings (ball) £8.00

  • Fit new bearings (ball) £15.00

  • Fit new sealed unit/outboard cups £15.00

  • Re-cut bb threads £15.00


  • Fit cable £8.00

  • Fit brake blocks (per brake) £8.00

  • Fit brake mechanism (per brake) £14.00


  • Adjust bearings £6.00

  • Fit new bearings (ball) or sealed £18.00

  • Fit headset complete £20.00

Tubes / Tyres

Fit tyre and/or tube £6.00

Handlebars / Stem

  • Fit bars £14.00

  • Fit h/bar stem £12.00

  • Fit grips £5.00

  • Fit handlebar tape £8.00

Saddle / Seatpost

  • Fit saddle £5.00

  • Fit seatpost £6.00


  • Fit new/refit original from £5.00

  • Strip/regrease & refit original £9.00

  • Recut pedal thread £8.00


  • Fit new or original/adj gears £15.00

  • Fit replacement rings £11.00


  • Tighten cones £8.00

  • Fit new axle £15.00

  • Hub service – new bearings (ball) £12.00

  • Hub service – new bearings (sealed unit) POA


  • Truing from £5.00

  • Replace spokes from £8.00

  • Build new wheel POA

New bike build from £70.00 or swap kit from one frame to another from £84.00



“A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke”

– Scott Stoll


Contact Us

01823 259035 or 01278 238210

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