The bikespace blog is back!

Hi everyone,

After many years of neglecting this blog, we’ve now updated the contact email (see below) and opening times (Fridays 3 to 7).

Apologies for all of the unread comments and emails, we should now be in better communication. We also hope to (in)frequently update the blog now and then with what’s going on in the 56abikespace universe. If you’re interested in volunteering, or have any questions you can reach us at 56abikespace(at)gmail(dot)com.

Ride everywhere, fix everything! See you at 56a!

credit: bikepolove instagram

Thursday is back on- just about!

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..

opening times:

Wed 15:00 – 19:00

Thu 14:00 – 20:00

Fri 15:00 – 19:00

Sat 14:00 – 18:00

SOS! Thursday workshop needs more volunteers!

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.

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Infoshop Exhibition on the Cuts

The 56a Infoshop is currently hosting a mini-exhibition on the protests against austerity from the 2011 cuts. Materials are from the 56a archive and include photographs, flyers and leaflets from demonstrations, and independent newsletters. The fight still isn’t over, so come remember and get inspired!

The Infoshop is open Wednesday 3-7pm, Thursday 2-8pm, Friday 3-7pm, and Saturdays 2-6pm.

56a Infoshop Benefit 8th February!

Put it in your diaries kids – 56a is having a benefit gig Saturday, 8th February!

Doors 7:30pm
5 pounds
@ The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Street SW9 0TP

The bikespace will be doing up a 1960’s Rudge frame as a raffle prize

Get your old school on

There will also be bands (punk/reggae/ska): Headjam, Jakal, Terminal Decline, The Commited, and Mind Frame

As well as stalls, a photo exhibition and more raffle prizes – Wa-hey!