Save Bike Bros - Guildford's #1 bike shop!

by Yousif Sadik in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

£715

raised of £25,000 target
14
supporters
3% 43 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £25,000 is pledged by October 28th 2019 at 8:36pm

Bike Bros is looking to raise the overheads for a local independent bicycle shop in Guildford to continue our cycling mission! #SaveBikeBros

by Yousif Sadik in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

About the project

Hi, my name is Yousif Sadik, and I love bicycles. I am the founder of Bike Bros and am here to give Guildford the fully independent bicycle shop it needs and deserves. For the last year I have been running Bike Bros on the University campus and my vision is a community and environmentally friendly bike shop that provides every kind of service for every kind of cyclist.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the University of Surrey has decided that Bike Bros can no longer operate within campus. I see this as an opportunity to expand, because I believe Guildford needs an independent bike shop with a personal touch, and I need your support. That’s why I'm launching a crowdfunding campaign so we can continue our mission to be provide the best bicycle service in Surrey!

Bike Bros serves the local and broader cycling community, and has had customers come in all the way from Richmond! Whether you come in to fix a puncture or need a full service, you can expect a warm welcome and a personal touch with every visit. Our customers have rated us an average of 4.9/5 with over 200 reviews, and this is thanks to the honest, personal service we provide. This makes Bike Bros the highest rated bike shop in Guildford!

Target and goals

Hitting our target will cover operational costs for one year, and we will be able to continue offering an independent, community-centred bike shop in Guildford. In return for your support, I will offer you one of our classic service packs.

Many crowdfunders ask for you to pledge in return for a t-shirt, poster or physical item. Here at Bike Bros I do it differently. If you would like to pledge then pick one of our classic service packs and you can redeem it at any point in the first year of business in the new location!

If you would like to pledge scroll down and have a look at various packs we have to offer and choose your favourite one!


What will I do with the money raised from your support…

I have yet to secure a premises and am actively in search for the right location to make it a successful community bike shop. My vision is to bring a bike servicing into the heart of the community. The £25,000 that needs to be raised will help to fulfil the dream, by giving the funding to cover the overheads for a small independant bicycle shop. The money will be used to cover

  • Rent
  • Bills
  • Insurance

With a space for Bike Bros we can secure the future of the project by offering a more substantial service to the local community. More people can be involved down the line, as volunteers, and in time staff and make this into the community hub for everyone.


Frequently asked questions

1) Why do you have to move? 

Due to unforeseen circumstances the University of Surrey has decided that Bike Bros can no longer operate within campus. It is very unfortunate and I would have liked Bike Bros to stay at its current location. However, there was no other option given and hence we are not operating at the University anymore.

2) When do you have to move? 

We have already moved out (27th of August) and the lease has been terminated. Unfortunately Bike Bros does not currently have a location to operate until the crowdfunder reaches its target.

3) How much do you need to raise? 

The estimate of the total costs of overheads is £25,000. We need to raise that amount for the crowdfunder campaign to succeed, and if we don't hit our target, everyone will get their money back but then Bike Bros will not be able to continue in Guildford. If we raise more then it will help Bike Bros to grow and make the shop even bigger and better and provide a better service for the local community.

4) Have you found a new home for Bike Bros?

Yes, however the space is currently under offer though the proposal has been sent through. Even if this space doesn't work out, once the funds from the crowdfunding campaign have been secured, it will put Bike Bros in a stronger position to slam down a deposit when the right place does come up! 

If you have any other questions, drop us a line at: bike.bros@outlook.com


Final words

I love being in the bike shop, and as someone who loves bikes I want nothing more than to be able to provide the community with something that is so close to me.

Thank you all for the amazing support and allowing me to do what I love doing best and that is getting you all back on the road!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank you from the Bike Bros!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Your name on the wall of Bros in our new shop! (Or the name of someone you'd like to pay tribute to)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A polaroid taken of yourself (or anyone else) to hang on the wall of Bros in the shop!

£30 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

*EARLYBIRD REWARD* The classic Pick Me Up service pack! You will receive a discounted rate on this pack and you will be able to redeem it in the first year.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

The classic Pick Me Up service pack! You will receive this service pack which you will be able to redeem in our first year of business.

£45 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£45 Reward

*EARLYBIRD REWARD* The iconic Bro service pack! You will receive a discounted rate on this pack and you will be able to redeem it in the first year.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

The iconic Bro service pack! You will receive this service pack which you will be able to redeem in our first year of business.

£90 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£90 Reward

*EARLYBIRD REWARD* The Legendary full service Bro+ pack! You will receive a discounted rate on this pack and you will be able to redeem it in the first year.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

The Legendary full service Bro+ pack! You will receive this service pack which you will be able to redeem in our first year of business.

£125 or more

£125 Reward

*EARLYBIRD REWARD* The iconic Bro service pack for three of your bicycles! You will receive three of our Bro service packs (separately a £150 value) which you will be able to redeem in our first year of business.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

*EARLYBIRD REWARD* The Legendary full service Bro+ pack for three of your bicycles! You will receive three of our full service Bro+ packs (separately a £300 value) which you will be able to redeem in our first year of business.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Free unlimited service for the whole year! You can bring your bike at any time for any kind of service that Bike Bros offers. This is limited to one bicycle only and you will be able to redeem it in our first year of business.

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

Want to learn how to fix your own ride? Spend a full day dedicated to stripping down and rebuilding for bicycle with your main mechanic. And learn how to service your own bicycle, a skill that will be useful for years to come!


Let's make 'Save Bike Bros - Guildford's #1 bike shop!' happen

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