Worcester has a couple of good cycle shops, but they are just shops to sell bikes. My aim is set up a community cycle hub, that caters for the lifestyle and passion of cyclists in this area. A place where like minded individuals can meet, get coffee, make friends, find other cyclists to ride with, hang out chat all things cycling. I want it to incorporate a full service workshop to fix any issues or general bike maintenance. A full lifestyle community dedicated to the passion of others.
My team consists of three people, all of whom have vast experience in cyclist and catering to the general public. Passionate cyclists themselves, qualified workshop technician and able to serve awesome coffee! I have a road bike expert, passionate for all things bike, a mountain bike expert, passionate for the tech and lifestyle, and a workshop guru, who can also serve a mean cappuccino too! We all ride ourselves and have spent years in the cycling retail environment. Great customer service, bike knowledge and uber friendly.
We need help to fund to help finance the project, from renting a warm, welcoming hub, through to setting up a barista style section and seating area. Also a place to park your bicycle, inside, within view, safe and warm.
Most of the funding, at least 50% we foresee will be dedicated to the space, either a retail or industrial unit, that we can make a warm, welcoming environment for cyclists of all backgrounds, abilities and genres. Another large percentage will be the coffee-cum-lounge area as well as the fully kitted out workshop with all the necessary tools to keep our riders running sweet.
We see three main sections, the lounge, the service and hire centre, and bike park. Creating a warm, intimate and trendy environment that caters for all standards of cyclists. Our main aim is no exclusion. Cyclists are cyclists no matter what level.