Empowered People ‘All Ability Cycle Centre’

Update July 16th

Its a long time in the making, but I can finally share the exciting news that we have a new centre/workshop space for Empowered People. Up until now we have been working from mainly from peoples garages and houses and at times we have hired the Fielden centre in Todmorden for open days but now we have our own dedicated space we will be able to do so much more!

Over the next few weeks we will be building a dedicated workshop area as well as a warm office space and plenty of storage for all our bikes and equipment.

Day one was a general clean up operation, sort out and painting day…

This is a huge step for the charity and only possible due to the ongoing generosity of our donation givers.

If you have any spare office or workshop equipment you would be happy to donate to the charity please let us know, we especially need a lot of white emulsion for the walls those breeze blocks suck it up very quickly!


We have been progressing nicely over the last few weeks, Plasterboard is almost in and a lot of the painting is done, just the floor and last wall to finish. The plan is to build workshop area at the back so benches and power will be added there.

Getting a feel to how we can lay the bikes out

Office now has some useful cupboards and storage, still more organising to do.

Office Space is coming together

Marvin has unfortunately had an accident 😦


Update 14th July

Ian modifying our height adjustable work bench, this will allow Wheelchair users to use a vice and part washer and get involved in many projects.

Ian and Simon working out how to layout the engineering part of the workshop

After self levelling compound has dried we now have a much more even floor!

Looks even nicer painted.

Update 27th July

Time for some heavy metal ( Boxford Lathe)

Engineering shop coming together nicely

Starting to sort through the current bike projects

Update 6th August

New bike racks added freeing up a little more floor space