Green Bike Project

What we do

The Green Bike Project rescues and repairs unwanted bikes.

The idea is simple. We take in unwanted bicycles from the general public and go about fixing them up with the help of our volunteers and service-users, providing training, life skills and work-based experience for people with learning disabilities.

The project has just returned to it's home at the picturesque old Victorian stable block at Holywells Park in Ipswich after it's Heritage Lottery funded renovation. The Stable Block along with the stunning Orangery and terraced gardens have been rejuvenated by the recent work and look stunning.

Our Green Bike Project received wide recognition as the people's choice to win ITV Anglia East's first People's Millions grant of 2008.

Supporters voted for the project to win the grant in a closely fought head-to-head battle for the public's votes on Monday on ITV Anglia East regional news.

The emphasis of the project is very much upon sharing and encouraging people to learn new skills for the benefit of the whole community.

If you would like to purchase a bike, get your old one serviced or would like further information then please call in at the Stable Block in Holywells Park, Ipswich or phone 07905 336 111. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 3.30 .

If you would like to donate a cycle for us to rejuvenate then please bring it along to Holywells Park or our site in Wright Road. Alternatively we can sometimes collect bicycles in our vans - please email your name, address and contact number to info@orwellmencap.co.uk

Please address all correspondence to
Orwell Mencap Green Bike Project,
6 Wright Road,
Ipswich IP3 9JG