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Celebrating 10 years of The Bristol Bike Project
8th November 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 16th November 2018 @ 5:00 pmFree
An exhibition to tell the story of ten years at The Bristol Bike Project – showcasing what can be achieved through the power of people, two wheels, and a bit of elbow grease!
We’ve come such a long way since the early days, when we were spanner-ing from an old horse stable on the outskirts of Bristol and a back garden in Montpelier, repairing unused bicycles to be re-homed with refugees and asylum-seekers. The mound of donated bikes grew as quickly as the number of people knocking on our doors and before we knew it we were settling into the vibrant workshop in Hamilton House which we still call home today.
From our roots this project has always been about more than just giving away bicycles. We promote sustainability and empower our community by providing an inclusive and supportive space for people from all walks of life. Since we started we’ve re-homed nearly 2,000 bicycles with people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, and welcome hundreds of people through our doors each month whether it’s to volunteer, learn mechanics, or just come and have a cuppa!
We’re also proud to be a co-operative led by over 170 members, putting our community at the heart of decision-making and helping our city grow by working with other like-minded organisations such as Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol Drugs Project, and The Big Issue.
Looking back at the past 10 years, we’re immensely proud of everything we’ve achieved and we think all this deserves a bit of celebration! So come hear our story and soak up the spirit of 10-year-old BBP at our week-long exhibition and programme of events this November – check out our website (www.thebristolbikeproject.org
There will be an opening evening on the 11th from 5:30pm – make sure to join us!
BBP 10th Birthday Cycle Ride: Join us for a short cycle ride for all abilities – colourful attire and silly bikes are encouraged!
From 10am on Sunday 11 November. Meet at The Bristol Bike Project, Hamilton House, 7 City Road BS2 8TN.
We’ll also be hosting a whole week of BBP-themed fun and events at the Project for all our friends, family and the wider Bristol community! Keep an eye on our website for more details!