A week of celebrations for Bristol Bike Project’s 10th Birthday

A week of celebrations for Bristol Bike Project's 10th Birthday

Written by the Bristol Bike Project Team

This November, we’re turning the ripe old age of 10 and to celebrate we’re hosting a whole week of BBP-themed fun and events for all our friends, family and the wider Bristol community!

We’ve come such a long way since the early days, when we were spannering from an old horse stable on the outskirts of Bristol and a back garden in Montpelier, repairing unused bicycles to be re-homed with refugees and asylum-seekers. The mound of donated bikes grew as quickly as the number of people knocking on our doors and before we knew it we were settling into the vibrant workshop in Hamilton House which we still call home today!

From our roots this project has always been about more than just giving away bicycles. We promote sustainability and empower our community by providing an inclusive and supportive space for people from all walks of life. Since we started we’ve re-homed nearly 2,000 bicycles with people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, and welcome hundreds of people through our doors each month whether it’s to volunteer, learn mechanics, or just come and have a cuppa!

We’re also proud to be a co-operative led by over 180 members, putting our community at the heart of decision-making and helping our city grow by working with other like-minded organisations such as Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol Drugs Project, and The Big Issue.

Looking back at the past 10 years, we’re immensely proud of everything we’ve achieved and we think all this deserves a bit of celebration! So come hear our story and soak up the spirit of 10-year-old BBP at our week-long exhibition and programme of events this November – check out our website (www.thebristolbikeproject.org) or the Vocalise events page for more details!

Programme of events

Exhibition: The Bristol Bike Project is 10!

  • Description: Come and check out our exhibition all about BBP, from birth to present day.
  • Time: 9am – 8.30pm during the week, 9am – 4.30pm Sat & Sun
  • Date: Thursday 8th – Wednesday 14th November
  • Location: Exhibition Space on the first floor, Hamilton House.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: hello@thebristolbikeproject.org / 01179421794

 

BBP 10th Birthday Party!

  • Description: Join us to celebrate our birthday at our exhibition opening night.
  • Time: from 5.30pm
  • Date: Thursday 8th November
  • Location: Exhibition Space on the first floor, Hamilton House.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: hello@thebristolbikeproject.org / 01179421794

 

BBP Bike Kitchen 10th Birthday Special

  • Description: If you’ve never been to our Bike Kitchen before, why not head down for our one-off Friday night birthday special – A DIY workshop for mechanics to get your trusty steed in tip top condition, with all the tools and space you need!
  • Time: 6-9.30pm
  • Date: Friday 9th November
  • Location: The Bristol Bike Project, Hamilton House, 7 City Road BS2 8TN.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: hello@thebristolbikeproject.org / 01179421794

 

BBP 10th Birthday Cycle Ride

  • Description: Join us for a short cycle ride for all abilities – colourful attire and silly bikes are encouraged!
  • Time: from 10am.
  • Date: Sunday 11 November
  • Location: The Bristol Bike Project, Hamilton House, 7 City Road BS2 8TN.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: hello@thebristolbikeproject.org / 01179421794

 

BBP Women’s Night 10th Birthday Special

  • Description: Come on down for our Women’s Night 10th birthday special, an open workshop session for women to fix your own bikes and share skills in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Date: Monday 12th November
  • Location: The Bristol Bike Project, Hamilton House, 7 City Road BS2 8TN.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: hello@thebristolbikeproject.org / 01179421794