Learn to fix your own bike

Welcome to the workshop

rideride is a dedicated cycle repair workshop based in Southampton, offering maintenance, tuition courses and cycle repairs through a variety of formats including the BikeDr. Check out our Facebook page for more up-to-date info on what's happening! Tim, Mike, Tom, Chris, Louie and Luke

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Cycle Repair

Need a bike serviced or repaired? Then you've come to the right place - bike repairs are what we do day in day out!

Use this form to book your bike in.

Cycle Repair Booking Form

What now?

Once your bike is booked in and we've received your bike, we'll check the bike over and provide you with a couple of quotes to choose from. We'll never do work on your bike that you haven't pre approved.

When will my bike be ready?

We'll give you a rough time scale with the quote. Some bikes can be done while you wait, whilst others may need a week or so, depending on parts.

How much will my bike repairs cost?

30ph upto 2hrs, 20ph thereafter - here are a few examples to give you an idea.

New and used Bikes

We now sell New and Used bikes and stock Dawes and other brands. Stop into the workshop to see whats on offer and to hear about new or used bikes, or check out the Dawes range online at Dawes Cycles

Used bike donations

If you have a used bike we will be happy to take a donation towards our 2nd hand bike project or may be willing to make an offer towards the bike.

Business Services

rideride hold a number of contracts and are key
to a number of bike related projects in Southampton.

Here are just a few of our clients:

Hampshire Constabulary Hampshire Constabulary
We were approached by Southampton Central Police Station to formulate a service plan for their fleet of marked and non marked Police bikes. Soon after commencing work we were invited to maintain the fleet at Portswood and Shirley Stations as well.
Southampton Univ The University of Southampton
rideride attend the University fortnightly to provide a Bike Dr service to staff and students. BikeDr is a free service paid for the by University to promote cycling and as you can imagine the BikeDr is well used. rideride also head up the Uni Cycle project at the University. With staff and student volunteers the high number of abandoned bikes on campus are diverted from landfills and made road worthy, ready to be sold to staff and students.
Sustrans Sustrans
In a series of Monday evenings from Aug '10 to June '11 rideride delivered maintenance courses at St Deny's community centre on behalf of Sustrans. The courses were part of StreetTread, a Sustrans Active Travel Project.
Southampton City Council Southampton City Council
The employees at SCC enjoy a monthly bike service whilst at work as part of their Active Travel Plan. rideride are in the Civic Centre bike shed early in the morning to receive employee's bikes as they arrive. The bikes are serviced, parts replaced where necessary and made ready to cycle home at the end of the day.
Please get in touch to discuss how we can serve your organisation

Maintenance Courses

Learn bike maintenance with a cup of tea and a hobnob

rideride 'Up' series is a collection of 8 courses for beginners to expert hobbyists, they are 30 each and run weekdays, 7-9pm. We've taught over 600 people, come join the fun.

Essential courses

  • Tune Up - Maintenance check your bike, fix a puncture (with ease), tighten your brakes and set up your gears. Currently subsidised to 5 by MyJourney

Mechanic courses

  • Geared Up - All about the drivetrain; derailleur installation, gear indexing, cable replacement and chain sizing.
  • Straighten Up - Keep those wheels spinning for years to come; learn hub servicing and the art of wheel truing.
  • Build Up - A few handy things to know when building a bike; frame alignment, reaming and facing demo, headset servicing, bottom bracket types and removal, chain line.

Specialist courses

  • Brake It Up - Hydraulic brake overview, bleeding and set up using workshop brakes or your own.
  • Lace Up - Spoke sizing, lacing and tensioning on a workshop wheel, book a Lace Up prep session to build a custom wheel (15).
  • Shock Up - Suspension technologies and set up, strip & rebuild of workshop suspension forks.
  • Geek It Up - Internal geared hub overview and servicing on workshop hubs, or your own hub by prior arrangement.
See here for course dates

We also teach these people how to fix bikes, call us to see how we can work with your group.

Sustrans Youth Offenders Service Priory Group Coxlease School The Harbour School Society of St James

How to find us

The workshop is a warehouse on Hollybrook Rd off Winchester Rd. We are open 8am-6pm Tue-Fri & 10am-12pm on Sat.

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rideride Cycle Workshop
Hollybrook Road, Southampton SO16 6PB