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‘Tea & Tinkering’: A film about our Social Cycle programme

Individuals who are socially isolated are between two and five times more likely than those who have strong social ties to die prematurely‘. Fair Society Healthy Lives, Marmot Review 2010

We are pleased to share with you the latest film to be made about The Bristol Bike Project by our friends at Touchpaper Productions.

‘Tea & Tinkering’ is a short film about our Social Cycle programme, a weekly workshop for adults experiencing social isolation.

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The programme aims to tackle social isolation by providing the space for people to come together in a relaxed, friendly, nonjudgmental environment fixing up bikes that go towards our Earn-a-Bike programmes. Social isolation and loneliness is on the rise, effecting over 9 million people across the UK, according to The Red Cross. Taken alongside the ongoing cuts to mental health services, providing this sort of space is an increasingly important part of what we do here at the project.

If you would like more information about the programme or the project, please contact us at