Capital of Cycling is a coalition of cycling organisations, community groups and charities. We are working really hard to develop a huge cycling hub in the heart of Bradford centre, opposite City Hall, next to The Bradford Hotel. We've made great progress on the back of a lot of dedicated volunteer time.
We want to train the kids of Bradford to ride here, offer learning opportunities for all, deliver truly inclusive and free or very cheap for all cycling stuff to encourage everyone to get on a bike and feel safe in doing so. We work with clubs, disabled charities, refugees and asylum seekers and also campaign for better conditions for cyclists in Bradford.
We need a small amount amount of cash to keep this place going - mainly we need to be able to cover the rent and utilities bills. It's a huge space and it's amazing how cheaply we've been able to get it. We trying to raise 2k to help cover these things for a year - by which stage we hope we'll be fully sustainable under our own steam.
We are supporting and connecting some of the fantastic cycling work, events and opportunities that are already going on in The District. We wish to declare Bradford to be THE Capital of Cycling – and then work together with everyone who wants to – to make that actually happen!