The Bristol Bike Project

Join the Co-op

Volunteer regularly at the Project?
Got ideas about how we could do things better?
Join our Co-op and get stuck into the cogs of our machine!

We are proud to be a member-led Co-op

This means we focus on community benefit rather than private gain, and that we are governed by the very community we serve. Co-ops are nothing without members. All employees and anyone who volunteers regularly can become a member in order to become more involved in the running and the direction of the Project.

How we roll…

  • We hold regular General Meetings to which all members are invited. This is our principal decision-making forum where the fundamental direction of the Project is decided upon.
  • An Operations Group, made up of representatives from across the Project, meets monthly to oversee the operational implementation of what we decide in General Meetings.
  • A Directors Group is elected from our members and holds overall responsibility for the legal and financial obligations of the Project, as well as acting as a protector of our purpose and values.

Read our Co-op handbook to find out more about the inner workings of our machine!

Get your voice heard!

If you volunteer regularly and fancy becoming a member of our Co-op, please submit your application here.

BBP Member Perks

Here are a few of the awesome perks you’d get as a BBP member:

  • Free entry to Bike Kitchen and Womxn’s Night.
  • 30% discount on new parts
  • 50% discount on secondhand parts (and sometimes even for free!)
  • 10% discount on sales bikes and repairs & servicing in our shop
  • A free Bristol Bike Project t-shirt or cap
  • Reduced Maintenance Course prices
“A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Co-operatives are enterprises that put people at the centre of their business and not capital.” (www.ica.coop)