Hi Everyone :)
My name's Solange and I'm creating a new project where in short, I plan on creating the bike version of the AA/RAC and Uber combined.
In detail... the idea is to have a website that will later become an app aimed at cyclists so that when their bike breaks down , they can use my services to locate their nearest bike mechanics. Through the app cyclists will get a rough estimate of how long their mechanic will be and how much it will roughly cost.
This will help create jobs and allow job flexiability amongst bike mechanics. It will give cyclists more reasurance when travelling, it is available 24/7 and encourages people to cycle more which is great for the environment. At the same time BB will run cycle initiatives where it will teach individuals how to ride a bike and how to repair punctures.
How will your money help?
I've done quite a bit of research on costs on developing this app using sites such as Freelancer, Biznus apps and speaking to app developers and business mentors. If I want it done properly (which I really, really do) it will cost just over £15,000. Unfortunately creating this app and website will be the most expensive part due to it being complicated in terms of it using GPS for location and estimated time speeds, creating notifications for both the mechanic and the cyclist, needing to use databases for login details ect
I came up with the idea due to me being a cyclist who has broken down twice and I had no idea of who or where I could go to, to get my bike fixed. So I assure you, this service is needed because I'm speaking through experience!
The next part will be the marketing side of it which be ongoing and this will include things like cycling events, focus groups, printing bike seat covers, printing flyers and whole lot more of printing.
I came up with the idea due to me being a cyclist who has broken down twice and I had no idea of who or where I could go to, to get my bike fixed. So I assure you, this service is needed because I'm speaking through experience! Loool
Please feel free to ask me any questions if you have any and I hope that you see how this idea will progress throughout time in seeing it not only gain a website or app but also witness the community projects I intend to initate.