Working Together

Gloucestershire Bike Projects aims include reducing the number of salvageable bikes going to landfill or being melted down and lost from use and encouraging and empowering people to get out there on their bikes.

We work with a wide range of organisations and businesses each year to make this happen.

in 2014 and 2015 Evans Cycles donated bikes they received in their trade in campaign, this was agreat sucess for us and helped us run more free workshops than ever.

We  work with the county's household recycling centres to divert as many bikes as possible from the waste stream.

Many local companies also promote donating of bikes to their staff. A real help as we always need bikes.

Together with Think Travel we run our free bike loan scheme and offer bikes at affordable prices...

Wherever possible we work in partnership with other agencies and organisations to meet our aims. Over the last few years we have held a number of Doctor Bike events at companies and organisations around Gloucestershire. Together with the Gloucestershire Local Sustainable Transport initiative Thinktravel we have staged a series of Bike Hubs. These hubs were funded by the Department for Transport and were supported by Gloucestershire County Council. Each event offers free bike safety checks and tune ups as well as offering free bike security coding using Bike Register. Together, Thinktravel and Gloucestershire Bike Project have got thousands of bikes running more safely and smoothly over the past year and helped to encourage people to think about using more sustainable (and more convenient and affordable) means of getting around.

We still do some events, keep an eye on our facebook page for details.

Companies and organisations can book us to come to their sites and service staffs bikes. For prices, get in touch on 01452 690979 or info@gloucestershirebikeproject.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/GloucestershireBikeProject

 

We are still working with Ubico, the organisation that manages the recycling sites across Gloucestershire on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to save bikes that have ended up with them.

To date we have resued approx 300 tonnes in weight of bikes - that's quite a few reusable bikes that have removed from the waste stream and passed on to local people.

Some of the bikes we have had are used for spare parts to help us keep the cost of parts down.This allows us to keep the cost of  the bikes we sell at affordable levels. Others are used in our training workshops, some are donated to other groups and the best of the bunch are refurbished and sold.

 

We have had some lovely bikes, it really is amazing what people throw away, at least they take them recycling sites, so they can and do get re-used.

Ideally people would think of donating their unwanted bikes to us before taking them to the recycling centres, but not everyone knows that they can do that. We are trying to spread that message and any help with this is greatly appreciated. So spread the word, Glos Bike Project needs your old bike. Better that they go to a good cause then end up at the tip!

Gloucestershire County Council are very supportive of this initiative, as it fits in very well with their  Reduce - Reuse -Recycle agenda as well as supporting sustainable transport and health and wellbeing targets.