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:
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:
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.
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