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Bike shelter and ebikes 4 Mount Pleasant

Funded on Spacehive 11 December 2020 Delivered 1 December 2021

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Bike shelter and ebikes 4 Mount Pleasant

Hub on The Hill By Hub on The Hill

We are crowdfunding a lockable, secure, off street bike shelter, e-charger, 1 e-bike and 1 e-trike to help our community be healthier, explore further afield and be kinder to the planet.

Swansea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Dec 2020!

This project seeks to develop greener travel options. Post Covid, we have renewed appreciation for clean air and our wonderful city. Finding places to park bikes securely at home is challenge enough, but most of us need a boost to get up Mount Pleasant's steep hills. This project seeks to set up a lockable bike shelter on an underused car park in Montpelier Tce with an ebike charger, 1 e-bike and a mountain e-trike. The project will be run by and for our local community. Low income? No problem. You can some swap time helping to maintain the bikes and assisting with admin. Own a bike but have nowhere to keep it safely? This bike shelter is for you too! Haven't ridden before or recently? Rest assured. Training will be provided by Bikeability to ensure that you keep safe. And the circular economy encourages us to share resources and buy bikes that are made to last and easy to repair. So what are you waiting for? Sunset ice cream at the Mumbles here we come!

What we'll deliver:

  • a lockable bike shelter
  • an installed electric charger
  • 1-2 ebikes and 1-2 etrikes (if we get overfunded 2 of each)
  • insurance, training and admin
  • mental health, increased confidence, mobility, easier access to city centre, less traffic etc

Why it's a great idea:

This project will make cycling much more accessible to the residents of Mount Pleasant. e-biking has significant health and wellbeing benefits. (see "any other details" for a link to research findings) Bikeability accredited training will be available to all participants. It will be much easier to access the city centre (less parking woes) as well as other popular cultural venues and natural places in and around Swansea. There will be easier access to the City plusTawe and Coastal cycle paths. Cleaner air and less traffic congestion. Having easy and affordable access to ebikes will allow people to "try before they buy" (*see "any other details" for research findings) Access to ebikes and etrikes can help people to keep active, mobile and socially connected. Inevitably, a community led project builds social cohesion and a sense of accomplishment, as we work together for a shared purpose. And of course, success inspires other community ebike schemes and greening initiatives.

Steps to get it done:

  • Procure and instal the off-road bike hangar
  • Procure and instal an electric charger
  • Buy one e-bike and one e-trike (two of each as a stretch target)
  • Organise insurance, maintenance and co-ordination admin
  • Project launch

The first focus is on the installation of the bike shelter and echarger as this will give us a solid foundation. Next we'll buy a comfortable and easy to use ebike and an etrike with a differential axle. Any overfunding will buy another ebike and then an etrike. So please share this far and wide - help us really get off to a flying start! *** Research findings: Ebikes and eTrikes can open up and/or sustain a world of participation as evidenced in the The Shared Electric Bike Programme Final Report 2016. Findings include 1. Shared e-bikes can attract new riders to begin to cycling 2.E-bikes can provide health and wellbeing benefits 3. E-bikes can enable new types of trips to be made as cycling trips 4.E-bikes can enable people to reduce their car use 5. Shared e-bikes can offer affordable and convenient access to new opportunities 6. E-bikes hire supports a “try before you buy” model.

Location Swansea

About the space

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City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,675

Jorvik Mountain etrike w differential - £2,600 (18%)
e-bike Gazelle comfort&ease of use - £2,349 (16%)
8 Bike lockable shelter and rack - £1,883 (13%)
Use of 2 car bays @ £360pa x 5yrs - £1,800 (12%)
bike charger - £1,284 (9%)
bike charger installation - £1,199 (8%)
e-bike and e-trike maintenance training - £1,000 (7%)
Liability and theft insurance - £664 (5%)
e-bike and e-trike rider training - £480 (3%)
Bike shed installation and meter - £250 (2%)
Other - £1,167 (8%)

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.

Jorvik Mountain etrike w differential
e-bike Gazelle comfort&ease of use
8 Bike lockable shelter and rack
Use of 2 car bays @ £360pa x 5yrs
bike charger
bike charger installation
e-bike and e-trike maintenance training
Liability and theft insurance
e-bike and e-trike rider training
Bike shed installation and meter
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Lite Bike locks £69 x 2
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Car park PLI insurance
  • Solar security lights x2 (1 indoor)
  • Shelter combination lock


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:

  • another ebike and another etrike

Total £14,675

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • A do-ocracy is a self organising group that works together to make things happen for the wellbeing of their community. Do you have heart, stamina and ingenuity? Do you represent one of the many different groups living on Mount Pleasant? Then join us!

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