The Bristol Bike Project

Womxn’s Night

Sick of paying for repairs, want to know more about how your bike works, or just tired of that squeaking sound that your chain keeps making? Come to Womxn’s Night! Trans and non-binary people are welcome.

“Thanks to Lucy at the women's night tonight, I managed to finish getting my Mum's 30 year old bike back on the road! So chuffed! The biscuits were good too!” Sophie

Here’s how it works…

Bring your bike to fix or for a simple check over at this weekly workshop where womxn share knowledge and skills in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary!

The workshop is coordinated by an experienced mechanic, but please be aware that this is a skill-sharing session, and our volunteers are not necessarily experts. Volunteers will be on hand to help you mend your bike, teaching you how to check your bike over, which tools to use and how to fix problems. We have a selection of bike maintenance books and resources, as well as internet tutorials, which you are welcome to use and we can guide you through what to search for or refer to. We also have wide range of new and used parts available to buy.

This is a drop-in workshop – no booking required. If it’s busy, you may have to grab a cuppa and wait until a stand is free, or come back another week. We recommend arriving early and we won’t start any new jobs or sign in new arrivals after 8pm.

Womxn’s night is a friendly and inclusive evening, however we understand new environments and new groups of people can feel intimidating. If you are coming along for the first time and feel nervous, get in touch and we would be happy to meet up before hand to help you get settled in, make some hot drinks and have a chat 🙂

By coming to this workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

For more information, please contact hello@thebristolbikeproject.org

Find out why we think a Womxn’s Space is important.

When

Mondays*

6.00pm – 9.00pm

*The workshop is closed on bank holidays.

Cost
  • Up to 1 hour: £4
  • Up to 2 hours: £6
  • Up to 3 hours: £8

No one is turned away due to lack of funds

Tea and coffee are available for a donation.

“Monday night is women-only and I love it. I guess it’s the atmosphere and the community. I have become really good friends with these girls and – I know it sounds cheesy, but – it’s completely changed my outlook on Bristol.” Joey

Why the ‘x’?

We use an ‘x’ in “womxn” to underscore inclusivity

Given the current social climate where some are being emboldened to overtly discriminate and publicly verbalise bigoted opinions, Womxn’s Night wants to make it absolutely clear that we explicitly include women of colour, trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary folks and any other women who may feel discriminated against in some areas of feminism.

Is it our understanding that the x in womxn recognises that sadly not all women’s groups are inclusive. Although it is only a letter we hope it shows that we seek to be as inclusive as possible in keeping with our need to offer a space free from the influences of sexism and other forms of discrimination or exclusion. As a group we proudly stand up against racism, sexism and any discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity.

So how do you pronounce it?

Nita Harker a co-organizer of the Seattle Womxn’s march sums it up quite nicely:

“I actually think the challenge—particularly that it is hard to pronounce in your mind as you read it, that it forces one to stop and think, that it is not just easy and nice and recognizable—is part of the point  – To me, it represents the complexity of gender. And when you confront the word “womxn,” you have to confront that complexity”

Pronounce it the way you like there is no one way!