Bristol Bike Project set up shop at new Easton HQPosted on: 27 Jul 2021
The BBP team are open for repairs, servicing and sales on Stapleton Road.
The Bristol Bike Project have officially moved into a new permanent residence, relocating from their previous base in Stokes Croft to a workshop in BS5.
Open every week from Monday to Friday, the team take bikes donated by the public and give them a complete professional overhaul, getting them ready to sell on at affordable prices.
Their new HQ, located at 198-200 Stapleton Road, is open for business, offering a range of repairs, servicing and sales alongside their community programmes.
Great introduction to many of our new Easton neighbours. We're really looking forward to getting to know you all and becoming a part of this brilliant community! #bikeswithoutbarriers https://t.co/PFeZnxnDdp— Bristol Bike Project (@bristolbikeproj) July 2, 2021
Set up in 2008 by friends and keen cyclists James and Colin, The Bristol Bike Project was born from a desire to support the local community and provide asylum seekers and those on lower incomes with affordable transport.
Having started out putting up posters across the city asking for unwanted bikes and working out of a back garden in Montpelier, the project has grown into a fully-fledged, full-time workshop, rehoming spruced-up bikes with delighted new owners year-round.
All profits are reinvested in local community programmes dedicated to helping people across Bristol get out on two wheels.
The team's ethos is centred around empowering people in the community, strengthening the local community as a whole, educating people and creating opportunities to develop lifelong maintenance skills, and promoting sustainability through saving bikes and their working parts from landfill.
Earlier this year, the Bristol Bike Project launched a discount scheme for key workers, offering £100 off their full range of refurbished bikes during lockdown.
The Bristol Bike Project are now open from 09:00-18:00 every Monday to Friday at 198-200 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0NY.
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