From London cycle courier to worldwide adventurer, Emily Chappell has discovered a world that exists outside of Zone 1. She’s passionate about her bike and it is this passion that has taken her across the world and most recently to Alaska to ride across the snow in the middle of winter. This talk is a must for pedal heads, adventurers and anyone who just wants to be inspired!
A great new project from pals of ours, Nick Hand and Robin Mather. Go on and give them a helping hand here won’t you?!
Join us for what looks to be a fabulous event as part of this year’s Bristol Cycle Festival, at the Uk’s oldest cinema, the Curzon in Clevedon, on Saturday 12th July. More info here and join the facebook page here. See you there!
Due to popular demand we will be starting a new Bike Kitchen session this coming Sunday, June 22nd, from 2-6pm. The aim of this session is for the workshop to be open to those who already have sufficient bicycle maintenance skills to utilize the workshop in order to repair, maintain or build their own bikes.
Up to 1 hour : £4 / Up to 2 hours : £6 / Up to 3 hours : £8 / Up to 4 hours : £10
We have a small selection of new parts and lots of second-hand and reconditioned parts at very reasonable prices! More info here. See you there!
Feeling cycle strong? Fancy celebrating the start of the Summer and the longest day of the year on June 21st? Then this 200 mile, yes 200 mile, ride across the breadth of the UK is for you. Just don’t forget your padded shorts. www.chasethesun.org
Like all the best ideas, this started as a joke but Les Velobici, the Bristol Bike Project’s Performance Wing, have no brakes when it comes to opportunities to injure themselves.
Despite a trip to Minor Injuries with a member BBP’s dedicated staff team during ‘Research & Development’, they ploughed on and made a RING-OF-FIRE!!!
It’s inaugral outing was at Howies Dyfi Enduro 2014 in Machynlleth, Mid-Wales where the dedicated stunt team bravely faced the flames – here is new father and charity campaigner ‘Big Ring’ taking the jump on Lottie, a fetching pink 16″ mini-bike.
Join Les Velobici by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our pals at The Letterpress Collective have a fabulous show on at the moment called The Politics of Print, an exhibition celebrating the power of words in letterpress printing, running from 10-6pm until this Wednesday evening at the wonderful Centrespace Gallery. Definitely worth a look!
A group of 14 budding film makers on a Prince’s Trust course teamed up with The Bristol Bike Project to produce a documentary celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Stokes Croft-based community bike workshop. The environmental film was created as part of a three-week Truth about Youth course, which helps local unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence they need to find work, while highlighting the positive contribution that young people make to the community.
A lovely little 5 minute short that got sent our way just now.
Check out the wheel truing stand at 3.03, wowzers, whatta hunk!
Our pals at boneshaker magazine have produced another corker and it will hit the shops this week. We will have copies at the project too, discounted for members. Well worth a look! Here’s the blurb:
Issue 14 – our biggest and possibly our best yet. Alongside wry writing and fresh illustration from Stanley Donwood (yup, Radiohead’s go-to album artworker), there’s plenty of bone-crunching mishap, sunbleached adventure and thoughts from the road. Expect an almighty geek-out at the beauty of head badges, a meeting with Madrid’s master frame-builder, and an array of bonkers bicycle-related inventions from centuries past. It’s another wild ride…