Our social enterprise bicycle workshop, Second Chance Cycles, has re-opened one day per week, after closing temporarily in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edit at 8 July 2020: Second Chance Cycles has again closed temporarily due to Melbourne's stage four lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Second Chance Cycles remains closed.

After intensively workshopping our occupational health and safety protocols, and developing strict social distancing and hygiene rules, workshop manager David Jablonka and his team decided that it was safe to reopen the workshop.

Our first day was as busy as ever. It’s clear there’s strong demand for recycled, refurbished, low-cost bicycles at the moment as people stick close to their local community. We’ll continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and comply with all Victorian Government rules and regulations, to keep our community safe and healthy.

Second Chance Cycles recycles discarded bicycles, trains volunteer mechanics to refurbish them, and donates or sells completed bicycles to community members.

Learn more about Second Chance Cycles