Help the Bike Hive MCR buzz for all

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Help the Bike Hive MCR buzz for all

Bike Hive MCR By Bike Hive MCR

Help us improve the wellbeing of local people and place. Help us keep Bike Hive MCR healthy and buzzing and to grow a wider range of biking activities for all ages and abilities throughout the week.

Manchester Idea stage

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The Bike Hive in Alexandra Park, Manchester provides a buzzing and thriving home to a growing number of community bike projects. Anyone is welcome. We run open public sessions helping people learn to ride a bike or fix a bike. We host fun community cycling events. We lead kids' cycling sessions. We lead Women Only repair workshops. We provide access to affordable bikes to buy or rent. In March 2017 our fleet of 20 adult bikes was stolen. Given their location these bikes were not insured. Through community donations and volunteer time we have managed to build up a fleet of 2nd hand bikes and run sessions. We have big ambitions to broaden our activities to cater for wider array of need. We need funds to help us realise our dream. With your support we can increase breadth of bikes and adapted bikes , improve our work & storage space and security, purchase insurance and pay for a part-time development worker who can help us take the project forward sustainably and inclusively.

What we'll deliver:

  • insurance for bikes
  • marketing costs to promote Bike Hive across community
  • purchase bike parts to restore more donated 2nd hand bikes
  • purchase bikes including tandem, trailer, cargo bike & adapted cycle.
  • develop secure and accessible bike storage
  • pay for a development worker and mechanics to increase project's sustainability and reach

Why it's a great idea:

It boosts wellbeing of people, place and purse by supporting people young and old to get outside; to enjoy and care for our green spaces; to spend time together and connect; to be active citizens contributing in their community; to keep active physically; to learn new skills boosting confidence, independence and employability; to explore, take notice and be proud of our rich local heritage, culture, diversity; to take care of ourselves, each other and our world.

Steps to get it done:

  • Employ a co-ordinator to oversee the various projects and support our growing volunteer pool and equipment
  • Fix up donated bikes with new parts so they can be put to good use
  • Further increase and improve storage to cater for greater number and diversity of bikes
  • Invest in marketing materials, eg banners, flyers and updated website to attract more volunteers and users.
  • Improve security and suitability of storage
  • Purchase insurance to cover cost of new fleet and tools
  • Purchase new bikes to plug any gaps in our fleet of donated bikes e.g step-throughs for people learning to ride

The joy of riding a bike and getting an old bike working again is infectious. It is good for people's physical, mental, emotional, social and financial wellbeing. And it is good for our environment. Lets spread the joy for happy, healthy people and place.

Location Manchester

About the space

The Bike Hive in Alexandra Park provides a home to community bike projects and activity.

Council

Manchester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £17,596

Staffing costs and volunteer expenses for co-ordinator and mechanics - £8,000 (45%)
Purchase 6 step through bike for learn to ride - £2,000 (11%)
Purchase a replacement adult trike and recumbent bike - £1,000 (6%)
Secure existing storage space - £1,000 (6%)
Purchase shipping container as additional storage - £1,000 (6%)
Bike parts to repair donated 2nd hand bikes - £1,000 (6%)
Community events to help promote the project & further engagement - £1,000 (6%)
Marketing costs including branding, flyers, banners, posters - £500 (3%)
Clear out shelter as an undercover area for bike maintenance - £200 (1%)
Kit out shipping container to store bikes and parts accessibly - £200 (1%)
Other - £1,696 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

45%
Staffing costs and volunteer expenses for co-ordinator and mechanics
£8,000
11%
Purchase 6 step through bike for learn to ride
£2,000
6%
Purchase a replacement adult trike and recumbent bike
£1,000
6%
Secure existing storage space
£1,000
6%
Purchase shipping container as additional storage
£1,000
6%
Bike parts to repair donated 2nd hand bikes
£1,000
6%
Community events to help promote the project & further engagement
£1,000
3%
Marketing costs including branding, flyers, banners, posters
£500
1%
Clear out shelter as an undercover area for bike maintenance
£200
1%
Kit out shipping container to store bikes and parts accessibly
£200
10%
Other
£1,696
  • Spacehive fees
    £795
  • Transaction Fees
    £742
  • VAT
    £159

Total £17,596

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • 2nd hand bikes, particularly looking for small-medium adult sized step-throughs (no cross-bar). We'd love a tandem or two!
  • someone with book-keeping skills to help us with our accounts
  • Builders to help clear out one of the potential storage spaces and build suitable bike storage solution
  • Volunteer co-ordinator
  • Data-entry - someone who is happy and able to keep our on-line data-base of members and volunteers updated.

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