'We are open' shop directory

'We are open' is a directory of UK shops and small businesses that are still open and operating responsibly during COVID-19.

Search by location, brand or sector and enjoy shopping with the UK's independent retailers!

Search options

Add or edit your listing

  what is this?

Start again

Recycle York, York, North Yorkshire

Recycle York

add or edit your shop

Unit 3 Enterprise Complex, Walmgate
North Yorkshire

Telephone: 01904 848141

We are now open as usual. Customers are advised to take their own precautions regarding social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available in store.

589 people like this

Best Small Shops competition 2020

Best Small Shops Competition - shortlisted
Best Small Shops Competition - shortlisted for Innovation

What makes you the UK's Best Small Shop

We pride ourselves on a service that none of our rivals come close to. Open 7 days a week and on site parking make it very convenient for the customer, with many repairs done immediately using our huge selection of second hand parts. We also custom build and sell new bikes, sourced from 5 suppliers

As our name suggests, we are hugely involved with waste reduction and work very hard to promote it. This includes, re-cycling over 5000 bikes annually and donating many to local causes. We collect from waste sites and homes across N Yorkshire and are a registered Schwalbe drop off point for used inner tubes.

Social media is a huge part of our marketing and we use it to promote competitions and offers, to both existing and new clients. Currently, we score 5/5 on Facebook and 4.8 on Google. We also maintain our own web site with one of the key features being a virtual tour of the shop.

What innovations did you initiate to combat the impact of COVID-19

As we were considered a key service and allowed to stay open, we immediately put all necessary procedures in place, including tape on the floor 2 metres apart, making gloves, masks and sanitizer available to staff and customers and only allowing in two at a time.
We also set up a delivery and collection service and opened seven days a week, though two of these days were closed to the public so we could deep clean the shop and manage the workload.

It soon became obvious that having our repair centre at the front of the shop was causing problems, so we cleared out a storeroom and moved it there. With a separate entrance at the side of the building, this meant anyone bringing a bike to us did not have to enter the premises.

Taking on more staff was also necessary, as we offered to repair bikes for NHS workers for free and gave out 162 bikes to those health workers who vitally needed transport to get to work

Tell us how you engage with the local community

One of the biggest things we have been involved in recently is our community interest project, in which we turn waste into opportunities that benefit so many.
We also strongly support many local projects such as York cycle rally and York Sky ride.

Another thing we care passionately about is education and work closely with many primary schools and the university, offering anything from information on cycle repairs and safety, to affordable bike sales.

We’ve also repaired bikes for cadets, sponsored football teams, donated bikes as prizes and whenever we host an event, only use local businesses. Because of this we have earned ourselves a high regard from our peers, including other bike shops that we lend stock to and pass on customers.

Our next plan is to set up a free bike workshop for individuals to interact together and learn about repairing their cycle with other like-minded people

Key Services

COVID-19 Details

Shop open Fully Open (customers can visit without appointments for sales and workshop)

Opening hours during COVID-19

Monday:09:00 – 17:30
Tuesday:09:00 – 17:30
Wednesday:09:00 – 17:30
Thursday:09:00 – 17:30
Friday:09:00 – 17:30
Saturday:09:00 – 17:30
Sunday:10:00 – 17:00

Our Staff

Olly Hopwood

Lee Porter
Sales Staff

Luke Bennett
Bicycle Technician / Mechanic

Marcin Oneksus
Bicycle Technician / Mechanic

Dan Shield
Bicycle Technician / Mechanic

Brands stocked

45Nrth A-Bike Acor Adidas Airborne Altus Ambrosio Ammaco Apex Atomlab Avenir Avid Bamboo Bikes Barracuda Barrosa Base Base Urban Bell Bergamont Berghaus Beto Bianchi Bickerton Bicycle Line Bikewear Bioflex Blackburn Blackspire Blank BMC Boardman Bob Bobbin Bontrager Brompton Bronx Brooks Brother Cycles Butler Campagnolo Cane Creek Cannondale Canyon Carradice Carrera CarryFreedom Caygill CBR Cervelo Challenge Charge Bikes Chris King Cinelli Clarks Claud Butler Colnago Commencal Continental Coyote Crank Bros Crud Cube Cuda Cult Custom Cycleops Cyclo Cyclus Tools Da Bomb Dahon Dave Yates Dawes DBR DDG De Rosa Devinci Dexshell Dia-Compe Diadora Diamondback District DK BMX DMR DT Swiss e-thirteen e13 Early Rider Easton Eddy Merckx Falcon Fat Spanner Felt Fibrax fizi:k Folding Fondriest Forme Formula Fox FreeSpirit Freestyle Frog FSA Fuel Fuji Fulcrum Funn Gary Fisher Gazelle Genesis Ghost Giant GT GT 85 Gusset Gyro Haibike Halo Haro Hayes High 5 Hind Hoffman Bikes Hollywood Hope Huffy Ibis Ideal Identiti Impac Iron Horse Jagwire K-Swiss Kenda KHS Kinesis Klein KMC KMX Knog Koga Miyata Kona KTM Lapierre Lizard Skins Marin Marzocchi Massi Mavic Maxxis Merida Merlin Met Metro Mondraker Muc Off Muddy Fox Norco Nukeproof Odyssey Optima Orbea Orbit Oxford Pace Pashley Peugeot

How to find us

Directions to this business

-1.07647 53.9576