The Bristol Bike Project

Become a Supporter

For just £10 a month you can get more bicycles to people
who really need them. In return, we'll help you keep yours rolling smoothly
with 1 free service a year!

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Each week we rehome up to 10 unwanted bicycles…

…with people who really need access to affordable transport, including refugees and asylum seekers, those with long term health problems, ex-offenders and people on substance abuse recovery schemes.

We receive generous donations of bicycles from individuals and organisations each month, but we don’t just hand them straight out. We give each bike a thorough refurb, replacing worn parts with new components to make sure they’re in tip-top riding condition.

We also want to make sure we offer an educational and empowering experience, which has a lasting impact on the lives of all those involved.  That’s why, rather than simply offering a charitable hand-out, each person who receives a bike from us takes part in a free maintenance workshop to learn mechanics skills.

But their involvement with us doesn’t stop there. Anyone who has ‘earned’ a bike from BBP has ongoing access to our free weekly repair workshops so they can keep their bikes rolling smoothly and build their mechanics skills too.

We also run dedicated programmes for young people and marginalised women.

We think all this is vital for our community, but it does cost money, which is why we need your support.

Becoming a BBP supporter

Help more people get out on two wheels by heading to bit.ly/BBPdonate and donating £10 a month. As a thank you, we’ll help you keep your bike rolling smoothly with 1 free service a year! Check out our Terms & Conditions below for how to redeem your service.

A regular monthly donation of £10 helps us keep this valuable service rolling, but if you’d rather make a smaller monthly donation or one-off donation that’s amazing too.

Thank you!

BBP Social Impact Report 2018

Find out how your money is helping people get out on two wheels

Supporter perks
  • Annual free bike service
  • 10% discount on servicing and repairs, secondhand bikes for sale and new parts in our shop
  • 50% discount on secondhand parts (and sometimes even for free!)
  • 10% discount on our maintenance courses
  • Free entry to our weekly Bike Kitchen and Womxn’s Night
  • A BBP cycling cap or t-shirt (fair-trade organic cotton)
  • A set of BBP stickers
  • A monthly e-newsletter complete with invites to BBP events
  • A warm glow deep down inside!
"This is the first bicycle I’ve owned for a long time. I’m in Bristol with no source of income, so having a bicycle means I can get to places I couldn’t otherwise go. Because I am an asylum seeker, I have to go to Patchway on the outskirts of the city every other week to sign-in. From my home in Brislington, Patchway is a 16 mile round trip and without the bike and with no cash for a bus it was very difficult to go there before. Now I can go almost anywhere. It helps me, in the stressful situation that I’m in. When I get too stressed I get on the bike and go cycling and I feel better." Emanuelle

Terms & Conditions

Each person who donates a minimum of £10 a month will be entitled to one Level 1 service a year from our professional mechanics, free of charge. This offer excludes any parts that are needed as part of the service. If your bike needs additional work over and above a Level 1 service, we will inform you of this and you will be provided with a full quote when you bring your bike in for servicing.

You can redeem your first free service 4 months after your first donation and once a year thereafter. Please bring your bike into our workshop during our opening hours to book your service. You must show your supporters card in order to claim this service!