On yer bike

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On yer bike

On yer bike

The Archway Project Ltd. By The Archway Project Ltd.

Our aim is to turn a derelict piece of land, under a flyover, into a skate/bicycle park.

Greenwich Idea stage

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Since the closure of Woolwich Arsenal skate park and the skate park facility at Connaught estate, our members and Thamesmead residents have been left without a safe bicycle or skate sport facility within reach. The nearest safe space for wheeled sports is over four miles away at Danson Park. This has led to an increase in young cyclists using the roads and pavements in Thamesmead to participate in their sport. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in reports of anti social behaviour and the extremely unsafe practice of ‘swerve wheeling’; this is where a cyclist rides towards an oncoming vehicle and swerves at the very last minute.

What we'll deliver:

  • a pumptrack company will design and lead construction, the track will be built using 500 tons of recycled MOT aggregate
  • The track will be capped with 80 tons of asphalt to create a hard permanent cap. Using these materials and a

Why it's a great idea:

The area where the track is to be built is one of the most deprived in the country, with few opportunities for purposeful activities/ the idea came from the young people involved in anti-social behaviour themselves/ it will increase the fitness levels of the local community/ the bicycle riding by our members will form part of their BTEC (Business & Technology Education & Council) Engineering course/ the track will be safe and secure/ the activities will be overseen by our, fully qualified instructors

Steps to get it done:

  • Anti-social behaviour using bicycles will cease or, at least, be greatly reduces

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Location Greenwich

Greenwich has 113 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

A derelict area under a flyover

Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £72,174

Building and related works - £65,219 (90%)
Other - £6,955 (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.

90%
Building and related works
£65,219
10%
Other
£6,955
  • Spacehive fees
    £3,261
  • Transaction Fees
    £3,042
  • VAT
    £652

Total £72,174

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