*Latest updates 29 March 2021
This blog post is your one stop shop for information on how we’re operating during Covid-19. The list may change as the situation develops, so we’ll aim to keep it up to date as regularly as possible. If you have other ideas for ways we can support you or others during this time, or have any questions, get in touch.
Peace, love & solidarity
The BBP team
Shop open to general public from Monday 29 March (updated 29 March 2021)
The Bristol Bike Project shop is open to the public, but with social distancing measures in place. This means we’re working with a smaller than normal staff team so please bear with us if things are slower than usual.
We’re open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
If you need a bike repair or service, please come to the shop during opening hours. We’ll assess your bike, provide a quote, and get you booked for the next available slot.
If you want to buy a refurbished bike, you can follow us on Instagram (@thebristolbikeproject) where we post all bikes as soon as they’re ready for sale. We don’t make sales and reservations on Insta, but you can see what we have and then visit the shop if you see something suitable. There is high demand for bikes, so we often don’t have a large selection in stock, but you’re welcome to visit the shop during opening hours. You may be lucky!
We’re only having one customer in the shop at a time. Sorry if you have to wait outside. Please maintain distance from others who may be waiting.
Visitors must wear face coverings in the shop.
Community Programmes (updated 6 January 2021)
Our maintenance courses, Bike Kitchen, Womxn’s Night & Social Cycle workshops are all suspended until further notice. We don’t know when we will be able to open these again. We’ll let you know when we do.
Our Earn-a-Bike programmes, including for young people, are running with restrictions. Attendees are not able to take part in the workshop to learn how to maintain their bike, but we will refurbish a bike ready for collection. Earn-a-Bike collections are on Thursdays, and Young Person’s Earn-a-Bike collections are on Fridays. If you are in need of a bike and meet our criteria, please come to the shop to book on to the waiting list or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, height and contact details and we will get back to you.
Our Fix-a-Bike and After School Bikes workshops are running with restrictions. Attendees are not able to come into the workshop to fix their bikes, but can arrange an appointment to drop off bikes for repair. All Fix-a-Bike appointments are on Wednesdays, and all After School Bikes appointments are on Fridays. If you have had a bike through one of our Earn-a-Bike programmes and need a repair, please come to the shop to book an appointment or email email@example.com with your name, details of the repair and contact details and we will get back to you.
Bike donations (updated 21 January 2021)
Solidarity calls for our whole community (updated 6 January 2021)
If you were attending one of our community programmes as a volunteer or to repair your bike, and you are missing that social contact, we want to hear from you. Many of us are struggling with the social isolation and missing our usual forms of contact like going along to the BBP workshops! We have set up a network for the BBP community to stay connected online, through phone calls and video chats. If you are missing the BBP community and would like to hear from someone on a regular basis, or if you could spare some time each week to be in contact with fellow BBP-ers, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org