We were stoked to be back at Bespoked this year – a beautiful celebration of handmade bicycles and those who make them, with people travelling from all round the world to ogle at the latest designs and technology.
We were there to offer another side of cycling – demonstrating how cycling can be accessible to everyone by taking a bit of time and elbow grease to repair and rehome the thousands of bicycles abandoned every year.
In stark contrast to the shiny frames on show, we set up an ‘Earn-a-Bike‘ display to demonstrate how our volunteers can turn one person’s trash into another’s treasure. Our portrait exhibition gave a snapshot of the thousands of people who have benefitted by earning a bicycle through this scheme.
It was a great success. We engaged with plenty of interested visitors over the 3 day show. Our volunteers raised over £200 for the Project through the sales of caps and T-Shirts and we even had some generous cash donations, with a few local people expressing interest in becoming new volunteers too.
Thank you to Bespoked for having us back, and an even bigger thank you to our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time on the weekend to help raise awareness about the good work of BBP.