Night scene. Part of parade of adults and children on bikes decorated with lights

We work with local communities

We collaborate with local residents and community groups to support more people to cycle in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Whether it be free Dr Bike repair stalls at summer fairs around the city, an illuminated bike ride as part of West Oxford Light Festival, or partnering with groups who support those new to cycling, Cyclox is there.

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Previous projects

Sanctuary Wheels

Following our bikes for key workers project, in 2022 Cyclox worked with Asylum Welcome and Active Oxfordshire to provide bikes for refugees. We refurbished another 380 bikes donated by members of the public and passed them on to refugees across the county, including a large number of Ukrainains fleeing the war in their country. This project is now run by Asylum Welcome.

Short film competitions

In 2015 and 2017 one of our former trustees Jake Backus ran two short film competitions to highlight local budding filmmakers and capture the experience of cycling in Oxford on film.

You can watch all the entries for free on Youtube

Bikes for key workers

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Cyclox started refurbishing donated bikes to give to key workers. With the help of around 20 furloughed mechanics in the city, and a number of partner organisations, we handed out around 380 refurbished bikes. These allowed key workers to travel to work safely and quickly.

Organisations we work with

Broken Spoke

Broken Spoke offers DIY bike repair workshops, bike mechanics courses (including women and transgender-people only sessions) and cycle training for all. This bike co-op is a not-for-profit social enterprise and lists affordable rates depending on ability to pay.

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JoyRiders Oxford

JoyRiders runs free, women-only group cycle rides led by trained female volunteers. Rides follow safe routes at a steady pace, encouraging beginners to join in. Leaders also offer support with practical issues such as fixing punctures, working out safe routes, or the best locks to buy.

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Group of cyclists of all abilities on a range of different types of bike, including bicycles, tricycles, low-slung four-wheelers, hand powered. Lined up on an athletics track


CyclAbility provides inclusive cycling facilities for adults in a safe and supportive environment. People of all abilities and needs can learn to ride on a wide range of cycles at its twice weekly sessions and enjoy fresh air and exercise in a friendly and inclusive traffic-free space. 

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Our partners