Due to COVID-19 we're serving customers at the door and doing most repairs by appointment only; please call us in advance.

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COVID-19 and the Bike Foundry

Posted 24.10.2020

We’ve changed the way we’re operating to ensure the safety of our staff and the community We’re serving people at the door and not allowing anyone into the shop unless they are wearing a face covering and at the discretion of the staff member We’re operating by appointment only for most repair work. This helps […]

We are hiring!

Posted 26.05.2020

We are looking for a new member! Birmingham Bike Foundry is located in Stirchley, B30 and has been operating as a worker co-operative since it was founded in 2010. Our business has grown steadily since then which means for the second time in 2020 we’re able to offer a position to a new member. The […]

Appointment only for essential work

Posted 07.04.2020

From 7th April Birmingham Bike Foundry operates by appointment only. We have decided that we will only carry out essential repairs and retail. You will no longer be able to drop your bike off at the shop, or buy components without a prior appointment. You can book an appointment by calling the shop on 0121 […]

Coronavirus update

Posted 17.03.2020

24/3 update Bike shops are explicitly excluded from the latest government instructions for more shops to close. All the procedures listed below still apply; the only further change to our operations is that we are suspending Tool Club, and are now closing at 6pm on Thursdays.   Original statement: Here at the Bike Foundry we […]

Breadfast Club!

Posted 05.09.2018

Over the summer we’ve been hosting monthly rides in collaboration with Loaf workers co-op just up the road. These are the details of the next one happening this weekend! Join us for breakfast at Loaf before a cycle ride led by Birmingham Bike Foundry Meet at Loaf at 9.30am. You can leave your bike inside […]

South Birmingham Cycle Maps

Posted 14.03.2018

Last summer we were involved in designing and creating a cycle map of South Birmingham for the Old Print Works, a space for artist and makers in Balsall Heath. The idea behind the map was to highlight a number of safer cycling routes crossing from popular areas of the city and into the Old Print […]

South Birmingham Co-operative Info Night No.1

Posted 26.10.2017

Tuesday 14th November 7pm-9pm : Artefact Cafe Join us at Artefact Cafe for an evening of meeting people involved in co-operatives in Stirchley and South Birmingham more broadly. We’ll be hearing briefly from some of the worker co-operatives on the high street about how and why they set up and what they do. There will […]

Progress Building Bakery co-op in Rojava

Posted 17.06.2017

In winter of 2016 Birmingham Bike Foundry were the main organisers of a fundraiser for a Women’s co-operative bakery in Kobane. In total we raised £9700+ for the Bakery which is in Kobane a city rended apart by the long civil war in Syria, but now being run under democratic principles as an autonomous region. […]

Looking back on 2016 for Birmingham Bike Foundry

Posted 03.03.2017

Thanks to our friends at An Endless Supply we are launching a news section on the website with a reflection on the activities of our co-operative in 2016. Worker co-operatives like ours have a variety of goals ranging from improving the lot of our membership (that’s us the mechanics), to engaging positively with the community […]