Who We Are
We provide cycling services throughout the North of England and Scotland, for cyclists of all abilities. Whether you’re aiming to do one of the recognised challenge routes - the C2C, Coast and Castles, Reivers or Hadrian’s Cycleway - or whether you’d like to put together your own ride for work colleagues or friends, we can help.
We offer various levels of support, ranging from a simple collection and drop-off, right up to fully guided rides with vehicle support. We can accommodate any number of people and bikes, using our fleet of minibuses and trailers.
We also run a programme of weekly rides and organised trips which are open to everyone – see the Events section of this site or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WATBikecycling/
WATBus Community Transport (charity number 1076729) was established in 1998 to provide bus services to the elderly, disabled and youth groups of South East Northumberland. A few years later we were given a bike trailer – and wondered what to do with it! Which is when we started the cycle transport side of our operation. It wasn’t long before we were being asked for routes, programmes of training and for assistance with mapping and guiding …… and so WATBike was officially born in 2010. Since then, we’ve grown into the recognised and respected organisation we are today – and have had lots of fun and good times along the way!
Our Customers Say…
Just saved a fortune buying an ex display Raleigh bike for my ten year old son. Came fully serviced. Excellent customer service from the guys who let my son ride the bike and showed him how to get on and off safely and how it worked.
This morning I tried to join the social ride but arrived late. Really friendly staff showed me a route to Newbiggin off road. I really enjoyed my ride, thanks for all your help.
Thanks for transporting Sustrans North East volunteers and bikes to our annual Festivol! Also many thanks for leading a ride!
Lovely people, really helpful and informative and I got 2 great bikes. Can’t wait to get out on them when it warms up a bit!
What a lovely resource. Nice people providing wonderful bikes at great prices. Their knowledge is boundless and the service is ever so friendly. Six stars in fact.
Just finished the Way of the Roses, 170 miles from Morecombe to Bridlington. Our team were supported superbly by Martin from WATBIKE – what a gent and a marvellous ambassador for cycling and community spirit.
Fantastic group, friendly bunch who cater for everyone’s ability, whether it’s a small local route or great 2 day events. WATBike offer good value for money social rides and will be with you throughout all guided rides whatever your ability.
Postcode Community Trust
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Our project received £16,500 from the Trust to purchase a new workshop vehicle.
If you would like to apply for funding, details can be found on their website www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk
And please support the Trust by playing the Postcode Lottery so that more charities like ours can be supported. Details can be found at www.postcodelottery.co.uk