Formerly homeless people complete cycle training at Emmaus Mossley

A PAIR of formerly homeless people from Emmaus Mossley have completed cycle maintenance training to boost their skills and CV.

Emmaus companions Paul Townsend and Stuart Hadfield with bikes 1
Emmaus companions Paul Townsend and Stuart Hadfield with bikes

Paul Townsend and Stuart Hadfield – formerly homeless people who now live and work at Emmaus Mossley – completed the Velotech Bronze award training course delivered by Ayudante Bicycles.

The two-day course covered different aspects of cycle maintenance and repair including gears, brakes and rebuilding bikes from scratch.

Stuart Hadfield, companion at Emmaus Mossley said: “The training was very enjoyable and I learned a lot from the instructor.

“He taught us advanced techniques as well as lots of time saving tips. I now have more knowledge and confidence in repairing all types of bike.”

The training course will also enable Paul and Stuart to repair and refurbish donated bikes to sell in the Emmaus Mossley secondhand superstore.

Alison Hill, Director of Emmaus Mossley, said: “We are very proud of Paul and Stuart for successfully completing their cycle repair course.

“These practical skills will benefit each of them personally and in terms of the Emmaus Mossley social enterprise with the bikes we get donated.”

If you have a bicycle in good condition that you no longer use then Emmaus Mossley would be grateful of the donation. You can drop off bicycles and other donated items at their Longlands Mill base in Mossley.

Emmaus Mossley supports 24 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.

The charity runs a social enterprise in Mossley, selling donated and refurbished furniture, household goods, vintage products, clothes and bikes.

To find out more or support Emmaus Mossley head to If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.


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