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Workshop Phase 1

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Workshop Phase 1

Workshop Phase 1

Bring Your Own Bike By Bring Your Own Bike

BYOB is a local community run DIY bike workshop, opening in June 2013. We want to increase the facilities at the workshop, by be able to purchase more tools and consumables for visitors to use.

Southwark Delivery stage

pledged of £1,659

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We have acquired a stock of basic tools and consumables (inner tubes, brake pads, lubricants, chains...) which are enough to open the workshop with and let visitors carry out work on their beloved bikes.

However, we want to provide a really top class resource for everyone in the local community. This means getting a lot more basic tools, so that all the budding mechanics can come and maintain their bikes at the same time, and also getting hold of all those other more specific tools, so that if someone comes along needing to repair their dual-cyclo-bearing-hex-threaded-turbohub, they can do that too!

This project is to fund that expansion of our mechanical repertoire.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy a larger number of basic tools
  • Buy a wider range of advanced tools
  • Buy an extra stock of consumables

Why it's a great idea:

A key aspect of enjoying the freedom that a bike gives you is learning simple things, such as how to fix a puncture or stop your gears making that clicking noise, meaning you can get on with cycling smoothly, and not constantly spend money on repairs. Lots of folk aren't that happy to get bike grease all over their living rooms, and even the most persistent home mechanics don't have an entire catalogue of bike tools to fix every problem that might come up. We've got the space and will have the equipment for anyone of any ability to get to know their bike more intimately and learn valuable skills for life.

The funding from this project will allow us to cater for more people, turning the workshop into a hub for the local London cycling community. As well as bikes, we'll build a welcoming atmosphere, and hopefully lots of friendships too.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase
  • Analyse which new tools and consumables we're lacking
  • Analyse which tools and consumables are currently most in demand


Location Southwark

About the space

Yard outside Bussey Building, Copeland Park



How will the money be spent?Total £1,659

Tools - £1,000 (60%)
Consumables - Inntertubes, Cables, Brake Pads and More - £350 (21%)
Other Items - Mechanic Reference Books, Signs, Tea and Coffee, Promotional Stuff etc - £150 (9%)
Other - £159 (10%)

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.

Consumables - Inntertubes, Cables, Brake Pads and More
Other Items - Mechanic Reference Books, Signs, Tea and Coffee, Promotional Stuff etc
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £1,659

Our Volunteer List

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