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

Get your voice heard!

If you have volunteered 10 times, continue to volunteer regularly and are interested in becoming a member of our Co-op, please submit your application here.

Member Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of joining our co-operative:

You will:

  • Be able to play an active role in shaping the direction of the Project.
  • Have an equal voting right at General Meetings to elect directors, to propose and discuss ideas and to decide on proposals related to the future of the Project.
  • Be eligible to stand as a director.
  • Receive training and education on the workings of a cooperative. Eg. governance, facilitation and consensus decision making.
  • Be part of a co-operative movement in Bristol and across the world putting resources into the hands of local communities.
Online Co-op Handbook

For more information about how our co-op works please view our online Co-op Handbook.

“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.” (