Our latest Impact Report is hot off the press and shows just how much we achieved last year. A huge thank you to all those who make this possible – our staff, volunteers & members, our supporters, our funders, and our extensive network of partners across the city who help us reach the most vulnerable.
Here’s a few highlights…
- we empowered well over 279 people from marginalised backgrounds to become independently mobile through our Earn-a-Bike programmes.
- we supported 30 people each week to repair their bicycles for free at our Fix-a-Bike and After School Bikes workshops.
- we supported over 70 people each month to fix their bikes at our Womxn’s Night and Bike Kitchen workshops.
- we provided free training for 50 volunteers to develop their mechanic skills in bottom brackets, brakes and everything in between
- we saved more than 1,400 bikes from landfill!
Here are some of the things people said about us…
Rose Codner, a former outreach worker at Unseen, who support victims of human trafficking and modern slavery:
“The bikes donated by BBP have greatly enriched the lives of many of the clients here – helping build their confidence, getting them outside and taking exercise, saving them bus money and generally contributing so much to their healing and wellness. Your work and support makes a massive difference”
Esam, who was referred to the Earn-a-Bike programme by Bristol Refugee Rights in 2013 and has been coming back to fix his bike ever since:
“The Bristol Bike Project are not only helping me, they are helping everybody. They keep the environment safe, they keep people fit, they are reducing waste. The Bristol Bike Project has become like a village for me, a society. I’ve been adopted.”
Kat, who started volunteering with BBP when she moved to Bristol in 2016:
“I have a lot to thank The Bristol Bike Project for. I have found forever friends, a set of skills I will have for life, and memories I will never forget.”
We’d like to thank all those who agreed to tell their stories as part of this report, Chris Woodward for the awesome design and Alex Turner, James Mackay, and Rosa Lewis for the beautiful photography.