It’s been a long time since previous post- clearly been a busy last few months!..
Many people come to us to donate their unwanted bike/s. while we are always open to donations of bikes and/or bike parts, accessories, and especially tools, we cannot always take on complete bikes, and unless they requite little [a day’s] work to “do up”, we recommend they are donated to a nearby project we very much support: the London Welcome Project, based in Stockwell, just behind the tube stop, will gladly take your unwanted bike/s, and they have much more space to store the bikes which need more work.
From their website:
“The London Welcome Project (LWP) is a non-profit, member-driven social centre where asylum seekers and refugees can meet. On Sunday afternoons we offer a warm and welcoming space where our members can socialise, share experiences, learn from one another and engage in activities.
LWP strives to break the isolation that many asylum seekers and refugees experience. The Project aims to challenge the injustice and discrimination experienced by asylum seekers and refugees by providing a place of welcome in London. LWP is based on equal relationships and solidarity with our members.”
For more details:
Phone: 07438506392 (Monday, Friday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm)
1 Studley Road,
London, SW4 6RA
Nearest bus stops
Stop C 196
Stop M 50, 88, 155, 345
Stop G 155, 345
Nearest tube station
After shuffling our current volunteer pool around a bit, it seems that we’ll manage to open on thursdays again from this one, 10th July.
We always need more volunteers as it does get very busy, especially this time of year! The thursday shift is the longest, running from 14:00 til 20:00, so even if you can only offer half a shift’s worth of time, it would definitely be very helpful, regardless of which day, but preferably a slot to which you can commit on a weekly basis, as it makes it a lot easier to organise a rota around. We are a fully volunteer-run collective, and as such, don’t have any volunteer co-ordinator, etc..
Wed 15:00 – 19:00
Thu 14:00 – 20:00
Fri 15:00 – 19:00
Sat 14:00 – 18:00
Oh noes! A distress signal has been sent from Thursday’s volunteers, that in order to open on Thursday again they need more people to volunteer.
56a bikespace takes all skill levels of mechanics, it’s just the desire to learn more that we need most! Of course, a good skill level (brakes, gears…) to begin with is always useful.
Check out our what//where page for more general info and contact info.
After uncertainty as to whether or not this series would run this year, due to the new venue not being ready in time, it returns to Hainault.
The racing runs on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 21st May til 9th July.
Bicycle Ink Pen Drawings via John Grant