Trade-In is back for 2018 and there are many good reasons why it’s our favourite campaign: It’s springtime and everyone is getting back into the spirit of cycling, customers can save on a shiny new bike while decluttering their sheds or garages at the same time, and, best of all, each and every donated bike serves a good cause! Proud to be working with 18 social enterprises across the UK, here we put the spotlight on our different partner charities throughout the campaign. Next up, Bikespace CIC…
The Bike Space CIC
Your Primary Aim
At Bikespace we aim to engage and motivate young people struggling with mainstream education. We train them as Bicycle Mechanics and give them the opportunity to get out on Mountain Bike Adventures. The pupils develop transferable skills which will enable them to succeed in the workplace. To engage and motivate young people with the long term aim of equipping them with the necessary life skills to be successful in the workplace. Increase Young People’s sense of social responsibility within their local community. Encourage Young People to live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Number of employees or volunteers
Five Employees and we work with approximately 20 young people (excluded from school) and adults (long term unemployed) as trainees each week.
Number of bikes recycled/refurbished each year
Approximately 350 bikes recycled each year.
We offer a free Open Workshop Session (first Wednesday Evening of month) plus regular Saturday Courses plus bespoke packages for young people excluded from School and long term unemployed adults.
How the Evans Cycles Trade-In campaign benefits The Bike Space CIC
It’s brilliant to get loads of different types of bike for all the trainees, young and old to work on here at Bikespace!
The next project we are planning is to work with refugees in Plymouth helping them refurbish bikes that they can then keep themselves.