The Access Bike community can be summarised in two groups:
Our Volunteers and Our Wider Family!
Our Volunteers are an incredible bunch. From just a few friends hanging out fixing bikes we have grown to having days when more than 30 people have stuck their heads in to help out. These people come from all sorts of backgrounds, are all ages, have their own stories and have bike skills ranging from none to extreme, but the most amazing thing everyone brings is their attitude. The workshop is a place of inclusivity and acceptance, and everyone who volunteers with us buys into this ethos. We help each other learn, we ride together on the weekends and we'll never exclude or isolate someone.
When you volunteer with Access Bike you become part of our growing family and we would love to have you!
Our Wider Family are those people and organisations that have supported us, worked with us and helped us becoming the Access Bike you're seeing here. From our mother organisation Creative Sustainabilty, and all their amazing projects, to those who have supported us financially and found their way onto our supporters tree, Stroud is full of awesome people doing awesome things!
We've run sessions for youth groups, brought our bicycle smoothie stand to local events, run workshops and much more! If you think there is a way we can work with you we'd love to hear about it, check out the contact us page, let us know what you are thinking and I'm sure we'd love to help!
The people who make up the Access Bike family are not just those who come down to the workshop, or even those who love bikes, but all the amazing people and groups we work with all around
Stroud and beyond!
We hope to see you soon and welcome you into our community!