Cycle Centre and Bike Hire
Patron: Mark Colbourne MBE
Main Pontcanna Office +44(0) 29 2039 0713
Cardiff Bay Office +44(0) 7775 616411
How to find us:
Pedal Power is the working name of The Friends of Pedal Power Project. We are a charity (Registered Number: 1092304) whose Mission is "to make cycling accessible to all". Friends of Pedal Power Project Ltd is a not for-profit company registered at Companies House (Company Number 4373456). Revenues from the company are ploughed back into the charity.
We also receive grants from many organisations. Two recent Awards are from the Santander Social Enterprise Award and the People's Postcode Trust.
We have received a £30000 grant to appoint a Marketing Manager and a part-time Devlopment Officer.
The Social Enterprise Development Awards were set up to help social enterprises looking to expand, and at the same time support economic development in the region.
People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £3181 from the Trust to buy three electric bikes and an electric trike.
Pedal Power is home to one of the best accessible cycling centres in the UK. We operate out of two centres, one near the city centre and one in Cardiff Bay.
We have an extensive range of different cycles for hire, from standard bikes and tandems and specially designed tricycles for all abilities and ages. This enables virtually anybody to enjoy cycling.
We offer a full assessment service to members in order to find you the perfect cycle for your needs. Unfortunately, we cannot hire out the adapted cycles without the disabled person being assessed, nor are they normally available to the general public. However, it is possible to hire a side-by-side at the weekend if there is one available
We run a cycle hire service open to the public 7 days a week in Pontcanna, Bay opening hours are more variable. We have gent's bikes, ladies' bikes, kid's bikes of all sizes, as well as a range of baby seats, buggies and tag along bikes.We also offer a full range of cycle maintenance services. .
For those looking for something a bit different we have go carts, and pedal cars which can take up to six people available from our Cardiff Bay centre.
Spokes Café is available for drinks and meals. It is open between 09:00 and 15.00 during the week and between 08:30 and 12.00 at weekends. We are a BT Openzone hotspot and existing customers will be able to connect. We will soon have vouchers for sale that will enable others to connect too
Finally, we offer a range of courses and one off sessions from total beginner to the advanced skills required to cycle safely in traffic. We specialise in delivering cycle training courses to people who may feel that cycling presents them with a wider range of challenges than most.
We are now accepting card payments in the Bike Shed and at our Bay hire facility. However, we do not accept payments of less than £7 to keep our costs down.
Congratulations to our patron on being awarded an MBE for his success in the Paralympics. Many more cyclists have been honoured.
We are running a new a new venture in association with the campsite: International Curry Nights!
We were given the Understanding Disability Award in the Local Group/Organisation Category at a recent ceremony in Cardiff Bay.
We have been awarded £30,000 by Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards. The money will be used to create two new posts to promote us and create new business opportunities. This will enable us to help more people and make more money.
Would you like to ride more but don't have the confidence? Join our Mid-week Pedallers at lunchtime on Wednesdays.
We recondition unwanted bikes for sale. We are always happy to accept bikes for reconditioning.