Mecycle - hand-built with lofe

A social enterprise hand-built with love.

MeCycle is a social enterprise run by Autism Initiatives. We’re passionate about cycling – and good food. Through our café and bike recycling workshops, we provide cycle sales and repairs, advice and tuition from experienced staff.

Within this relaxed environment, we offer a unique selection of quality, boutique cycle products, alongside essentials cyclists can depend on. To fuel your cycling adventures we have carefully prepared a menu using fresh local produce and including home baked cakes and Fair Trade coffee. Your custom and support enables us to offer meaningful work opportunities within a supportive environment for people with autism – seeking to increase their own skills, knowledge and enhance their lives.

Mecycle – story so far…


Mecycle opens its doors

Showcasing our work in the Mecycle Café and Bike Workshop in Ainsdale, alongside new bikes, accessories and our own apparel, MeCycle soon becomes a much-loved destination.


Cycling, coffee and food are a great combo

We acquired the old tea and coffee shop in Ainsdale. It was the ideal venue for our combined Cafe and Bike Repair workshop. We begin to restore it using new and recycled fixtures and fittings.


We’re in business!

Very soon, news of our good work spreads, and more and more people bring their bikes for repairs. Such was the response, MeCycle staff are run off their feet. MeCycle is now a viable project and great business opportunity


Pedal power

MeCycle start collecting and refurbishing bikes in Seaforth, Liverpool, with bikes donated by the local community. Service users help to fix them up, alongside qualified mechanics. The recycled bikes were then sold to raise funds.