The Barrhead Centre: Melo Velo is a service set up by service users at the Barrhead Centre, a day centre for adults with additional support needs.
The Barrhead Centre Cycle Workshop: Barrhead Melo Velo (BMV)
The Barrhead Centre’s Melo Velo is a service set up by service users at the Barrhead Centre, a day centre for adults with additional support needs. The club is a unique cycle and repair project staffed by adults who attend the centre.
Service users have received training so that, under supervision, they can fit tyres, repair punctures, service bikes and run a safety check for a small fee. They also sell used and reconditioned cycles and new and used parts as well as hiring bikes to the public. Thousands of bikes have been restored and offered for re-sale, and many have been donated to charities and to families/children that are down on their luck.
We accept unwanted bicycles at any time of the year and also accept trade-ins for your old bikes as part payment.
All work is carried out to a high standard, being overseen and checked by a member of staff trained with a Velotech qualification at Platinum level.
All customers are made to feel very welcome and we are pleased to offer you any advice or guidance within our limits.
For additional information please contact: John.Todd@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
The BMV will be attending the ‘Get Fit for Winter’ event at the Dunterlie Resource Centre, Barrhead on Friday 23rd October: 10am – 2pm!
We will be doing bike demonstrations, providing advice and giving free health checks on your bicycles!
Everyone who attends the event also has a chance to win up to £250 of shopping vouchers in a quiz run by Home Energy Scotland!
The BMV has recently recieved a cheque for £200 from Asda’s Community Grant Fund!
It means local people voted for the workshop to receive the funding when they put a green coin in a see-through box each time they shopped in the Barrhead store.
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