About NAB

'Not About The Bike' is a long standing bicycle maintenance project that has been delivering activities, projects and courses to the local community for nearly two decades.

With our focus on people exceeding their own expectations and sharing new skills to build confidence and self-reliance means it really isn't about the bike!

Starting up as a modest integration project for refugees seeking political asylum it soon expanded into work with the long term unemployed, the homeless, permanently excluded young people and groups with complex needs.

Needless to say the list got longer over the years as the project gained more and more traction and support and things changed further…

Two of our volunteers went on to form 'Bicycle Links' which are now based in the centre of Norwich, we moved premises to our current location in West Norwich, our dedicated volunteers formed a committee and Norfolk County Council provided a great deal of support.

However it was only once the 'Henderson Trust' reached out that the group really started to expand. With the aid of the Henderson Trust, a registered charity serving the West Norwich community, the project had first one, then later a second industrial unit where we house our dedicated workshop and went on to become a key offering in Henderson Trust’s portfolio of projects.

Currently the project is offering cycle events, drop-ins sessions and courses for the community - please see our 'Projects' section for more details. .

If you should like to be the first to know about NAB news please join our free Newsletter at the bottom of this page. If you would like to learn more about the Henderson Trust please click the link below.

Our Projects

Our current projects...

After School Project

Tuesdays and Wednesdays Free

This long running project runs twice weekly and offers repairs and servicing to local 11 to 16 year olds.


NAB Plus After School Project

Running Every Thursday Free

Our latest addition 'NAB Plus' is an exclusive session for local 11 to 16 year old members who have completed a workbook on the Tueday and Wednesday Sessions. Earning them a certificate that qualifies them for bike building on the Thursday 'Elite' Sessions.


Wednesday Adult Drop-In

Wednesdays 10 - 1pm Free

Our friendly weekly drop-in for over 18's offering a space for assisted bicycle repairs or just talking bikes.


Henderson Business Centre Tenant Days

Free Servicing Days Throughout The Year*

Free bicycle servicing quarterly for those who commute by bike. *Free and exclusively for HBC tenants/staff.


Henderson Young Volunteers

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

FNew volunteering oportunities offered to 11-16 NAB attendees.

Have a project in mind?

If you work with young people or adults and think that we could provide a course of workshops tailored to your groups abilities and needs then do not hessitate to get in contact. Rest asured We have years of experience teaching those of all ages with complex learning difficulties, behaverial issues or social insecurities. We are friendly, informal and experienced. Although all of our current projects offered are free to the public our courses are a source of income for the charity, we are however very competively priced so why not message us on the instant messager below and we'll be sure to respond quickly, thanks, Graham Meads

Message Us

One way to support the free work of our charity in the community is to donate a bike or even bikes! 

 We currently don't have the provision to collect but ask that you kindly deliver them to us. We're open Monday to Thursday and look forward to meeting you. Moreover you will recieve a NAB mug as a token of our appriecation.  Our address is below and a map on our 'Contact Us' page.  

 The other way you might choose to support us is by visiting our Ebay Store to view our refurbished bikes for sale - all proceeds go back into the charity - Thankyou. 


 Not About The Bike featured on the cover of the Spring 2024 issue of the 'Henderson Herald' - 

"In February Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Giles Orpen-Smellie, visited Henderson Trust’s Not About the Bike project after it recently received funding from the SPACE fund (Supporting Positive Activities and Community Engagement)".     

Please click below for a free pdf of the Spring 2024 Henderson Herald. 

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