How gentrification has pressed against Brixton Cycles

©Barry Sandland/IMB- Brixton Cycles cooperative member with her bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Rising costs all across Brixton have forced the bike shop to relocate.

“Every day, coming to work here is simply lovely. It is jus the best job I have ever had. It is such a family here. I came from a corporate bike shop, so not having a boss is probably right up there in terms of what I like about this place. But I do not live in Brixton. I cannot afford that. The gentrification of Brixton is the problem we are facing now. It is just too expensive.

“The customers we get here are incredibly varied. We are a community here – some of the people here are really poor and cannot afford to pay for repairs and the bike is simply how they get around. But we also get a lot of commuters and lots of, well, everyone. The workshop here is pretty famous and people come from all over for repairs.”

Photographer’s notes:

If you are interested in contributing to the public support to keep Brixton Cycles active in their community, you can find their fundraising page here...

The official site for Brixton Cycles is website is here… 

 

Last Minute Fundraising Effort

You might be impressed by the shaggy barb being fashioned in the image. Apparently he has put it on the block, threatening to shave it off if a £60,000 target is met. A dire sacrifice, indeed. If you are interested in losing the pre-hipster growth, make a donation… Hopefully they will post a video of the facial scalping.

Brixton Cycles member threatens to shave his barb if the crowdfunding target is met

Help a pre-hipster lose his growth by donating to Brixton Cycles crowdfunding campaign.

 

Crowdfunding appeal is here: crowdfunder.co.uk/save-brixton-cycles

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