Marshall’s Mill, the former mill & foundry buildings transformed into creative office space, living spaces, bars & eateries, will be hosting its annual bicycle repair workshop in-line with Cycle To Work Day to support tenants commuting safely to work.

With the government advising commuters to walk or cycle, rather than use public transport, where possible, Marshall’s Mill understands that many tenants will be looking for alternative ways to keep socially distanced while travelling to and from work. To ensure tenants can commute safely, Marshall’s Mill has invited Chris Hope of Hopey Bicycle Repairs to the mill to repair tenants' bicycles. The event will be held outside Marshall’s Mill main reception on Thursday 6th August in ten-minute slots to adhere to social distancing measures.

A government scheme offering £50 bike repair vouchers was launched in England on Tuesday as part of plans to boost cycling and walking. Employee wellbeing has become a major concern in the working world, with a large number of companies implementing strategies to help improve this within their workforce.

Every year, Marshall’s Mill provides events to promote wellbeing and build a strong community their tenants and their employees can be a part of, including regular fitness classes in line with tenant Motiv8 and bike workshops with Hopey Bicycle Repairs.

The estate aims to raise money for charities when including an Easter egg collection for Leeds Women’s Aid, however due to lockdown and the recent pandemic they have been unable to do so. Although the bicycle repair workshop is free of charge, a JustGiving page has been created for people to donate at their own will. Donations will be accepted on the day of the event.

Consisting of several buildings including the iconic Marshall’s Mill, it is home to over 37 businesses, including MediaCom, True North, Welcome to Yorkshire and Matt Healy x The Foundry. The estate focuses on community engagement, hosting various events throughout the year, such as professional development workshops, expert panels, networking events, fundraising and fun runs, social events and more.

Lisa Ellen Riley, Marshall’s Mill, Front of House Receptionist & Events Co-ordinator said: “This year has been extremely difficult for many and we understand that with many returning to work, safe and social distancing can be difficult on public transport. With the estate within walking distance of the city centre and only seven minutes’ walk from Leeds train station, we want to provide those who will be taking advantage of alternative choices of travel such as bicycles have the correct and safe equipment to do so, as well as giving the opportunity to raise money for those in need.”