Gearing Up is a social enterprise based at The BrickWorks and we recycle unloved and unwanted bikes.

We sell low cost, affordable bikes, promoting healthy lifestyles, travel to work and reduction in congestion. We also support and train people into employment, learning new practical skills.

At our local workshop we provide all these services alongside a friendly café and meeting facilities.

Working with communities and local groups we promote cycling through access to bikes, and development of skills and confidence. In partnership with public services and other organisations we promote cycling and alternative forms of transport for health, leisure and work.

Gearing Up relies on public support to help develop this work, so any donations of bikes would be gratefully received.

Please contact or telephone 01942 417290

The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN

Call: 01942 417290

The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.


The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.


The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.


The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.