Bognor Bike Recycling

Funded on Spacehive 14 February 2019 Delivered 9 September 2019

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Bognor Bike Recycling

Bognor Bike Community C.I.C. By Bognor Bike Community C.I.C.

To recycle unused bikes and help people learn skills to help maintain bikes, which would then be provided at low cost to those in need of cheap transport.

Bognor Regis Delivery stage

11
backers
£6,720
raised
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This project was funded on 14 Feb 2019!

This project aims to be a low cost source of sustainable transport, by recycling donated or unused bikes which might otherwise end up going to landfill. In addition, we'll act as a hub for people to either act as a volunteer to help work on the bikes or simply learn valuable skills to help them maintain their own bikes. Longer term we also want to provide training to teach people how to ride a bike on the road in a confident way. The money raised will be be used to buy the most commonly needed bike parts such as brake & gear cables, brake pads, inner tubes and tyres, as well as additional tools. In addition, it would also cover public liability insurance in respect of volunteers and the training provided to the public.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide low cost transport to those in need
  • Provide the local community with a vibrant hub offering low cost workshops
  • Protect the environment by saving items from landfill
  • Improve mental & physical health by getting more people cycling
  • Teach valuable mechanical skills

Why it's a great idea:

In Bognor Regis, 34% of households don't have access to a car, compared with the national average of 25%. Over 60% of adults are overweight, with around half doing no exercise. Nationally 3 million bikes are sold each year and yet only 2% of all journeys are by bike. It's estimated that 150,000 bikes are thrown away each year. This project will aim to recycle and rebuild unused bikes and increase the numbers of people cycling as well as providing them with the skills to help look after a bike. In addition to improving the mental and physical health of those benefiting, the project would also have the advantage of reducing the burden on local health resources. This is due to the fact that cycling regularly, either to work or for leisure, has proven benefits resulting in increased longevity and reduced incidences of ill health.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying additional tools and equipment to start project
  • Achieve initial target of 150 bikes being recycled within the first year
  • Ensure at least 50 people have learnt simple bike maintenance skills

Initially the project will operate out of premises provided by Grandad's Front Room CIC, but longer term, as more people become involved, the project will look for its own premises and seek to provide other services of benefit to the community, to act as a central hub for cycling related activities and possibly provide a café.

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Location Bognor Regis

About the space

Bognor Regis

Council

Arun District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £6,638

Bike parts - £3,334 (50%)
Bike tools & parts - £2,100 (32%)
Public liability insurance - £689 (10%)
Bike stands - £160 (2%)
Bike tools - £60 (1%)
Bike stand - £50 (1%)
Other - £245 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

50%
Bike parts
£3,334
32%
Bike tools & parts
£2,100
10%
Public liability insurance
£689
2%
Bike stands
£160
1%
Bike tools
£60
1%
Bike stand
£50
4%
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£245
  • Spacehive fees
    £201
  • VAT
    £40
  • Transaction Fees
    £4

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional bike parts to enable more bikes to be recycled.

Total £6,638

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