Whatever happened to the Green Bike Project? We had hopes of it resurfacing after losing its premises at the University. Its Facebook page is quiet. Those premises – officially known as The Insecctory – were demolished on Feb 8th.
and they blame the University
See their latest FaceBook post
The Green Bike Project is moving off-campus, temporarily into store but hoping to find new bigger premises and a more receptive community. The move has been prompted by the University’s plan to knock down GBP’s building aka The Insectory, in order to make way for a huge teaching lab building.
GBP was stymied from the start by tiny premises and a competitor in the nearby Staff House courtyard, who were able to offer some free repair work. Also the University never really ‘got’ the idea of a member co-op where members co-operatively improved their skills, and always saw it as just another campus ‘shop’ and judged it through that lens.
We realy hope that they can thrive somewhere else. GBP is on FaceBook
*——Bicycle Maintenance Lessons: How to mend a puncture——-*
Monday 5th Oct, 5pm in the Green Bike Project – Facebook event –
Come along to the first in our series of basic bike repair sessions
where we teach each other in a friendly atmosphere the essentials of
The sessions are organised by our volunteers to help pass on knowledge
of bicycle repair ensuring our members have the appropriate knowledge to
keep their bicycles well oiled and healthy. The sessions will be
overseen by our certified mechanic but there will be an emphasis on
skill sharing and self help.
*———–Launch Event – Thursday 3rd 7.30pm————*
Come along to the workshop this Thursday and celebrate the creation of
the Green Bike Project! This is a great chance for people to meet each
other and get to know the people involved in the Bike Project. If you
aren’t a member already, it is a good chance to become a member of this
co-operatively owned project. There will most probably be some nibbles
available too. Find the facebook event here:
FEATURING AN ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE by local 6 piece gypsy/reggae/hip-hop
Open now on campus is the Green Bike Project; a student led bicycle maintenance workshop providing bicycle maintenance and the sale of secondhand bikes to staff and students.
Open at last – according to their site the project is “Currently the Green Bike Project is open most weekday evenings between the hours of 2-6pm”