About The Journey
The Journey is the one-stop healthy travel shop that’s more than the sum of its parts.
We sell refurbished bikes, perform bike servicing and maintenance, and provide information on sustainable travel, whether it’s walking or cycling. On top of that we sell beautifully fresh, locally roasted coffee
The Journey seeks to be a catalyst for people who’re looking to change the way they travel for the better and support people who already travel in ways which are sustainable and that benefit the individual and society as a whole.
Sustrans is the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot or by bike for more of the journeys we make every day. It runs a large number of national initiatives promoting smarter travel choices and manages the National Cycle Network (NCN), 14,000 miles of cycle paths and walking routes spanning the length and breadth of the UK. If you want to start making healthier travel choices, Sustrans experts at The Journey will help get you on the right track.
Recyke y'bike is an organisation on a mission; to get more people started on their journey towards travelling healthily and sustainably, and to keep the wheels turning by offering affordable bike servicing and repairs. Every year Recyke y'bike takes in thousands of unwanted bikes, refurbishing them and selling them on. In this way it saves tons of salvageable bikes and bike parts from landfill, as well as sending 500+ bikes each year to Africa to make significant changes in the day-to-day lives of people in some of the world's most impoverished regions.
Colour Coffee has risen to prominence as one of the North East's best progressive speciality coffee roasters. Their selection shifts with the seasons, using only 100% Arabica single origin beans, ensuring that only ethically sourced, lovingly grown coffee makes the long journey to your cup. Roasting is done locally in small batches in their dedicated Diedrich roaster, undertaken with a light touch allowing the fresh, natural flavours of the coffee beans to do the talking.