The little Brixton bike shop that thought it could

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Steadily, Brixton Cycles has found the financial support in their community - proof of the commitment the community has to them.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Steadily, Brixton Cycles has found the financial support in their community – proof of the commitment the community has to them.

“The campaign has brought us to the forefront of people’s consciousness but, for us, we had no idea how many people cared about the shop. The fundraising has been, for me, very humbling. Before we began, we were concerned whether we would meet the initial target. But we met it early and it has been really awesome.”

Photographer’s notes: We are running a series of small pieces featuring the owners of the Brixton Cycles co-op and their efforts to find crowdfunding for the relocation other shop. This has to be one of the great dilemmas for small, community based ventures, the involvement and participation within the community brings little excess profit.

Fortunately, with the long-standing participation in the community, Brixton has some wealth in their community and have been successful, so far, in reaching their basic needs for the hoped for relocation. While a complete move will likely run £80,000, they have managed to crowd fund over £50,000 to dare – and there is still some time left.

As this piece posts, there is still no clear new home for the co-operative, though they are working to find a location still in the heart of Brixton.

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… 


The official site for Brixton 

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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2 thoughts on “The little Brixton bike shop that thought it could

  1. Heya Brixton Cycles here – Thanks so much for supporting us! Would you be able to embed the link to our crowdfunder page on this article please? Thank you 🙂

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    • Thanks for the note. Was sure the links were there, but my Mac broke as i was visiting and i had to endure a PC (@@@K!!) But the Mac is back and the links are there now. Still a few more stories to post. Red beard is next.

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