Bikes, open workshop and personal development courses for young people in Stroud.
Every young person needs a bike and young riders tend to stay riding as adults, which is great for the environment. But some young people and their families just can’t afford it. It’s a simple idea – we find unwanted bikes, train young people to do them up and give them to people who need them.
We have a fully equipped cycle workshop in the heart of Stroud, open to young people aged 13-24 for workshop time, peer and mentor support, cycle safety and personal development courses.
Come and see us Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 12 to 6pm. Find out how you can:
Volunteer – to help fix up bikes and mentor young people
Get a Bike – if you are 13-24 and can’t afford to buy a new one
Use the workshop – if you are 13-24, open three afternoons a week
Get a young person on a personal development programme
Keep in touch with what we’re up to on our Facebook page
Or check out our shiny new website
Download the Access Bike leaflet to hand out to schools, friends and neighbours
GEM participants are working with peer mentors and community volunteers in the workshop, raising expectations, gaining confidence and skills.
The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work, and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment. The GEM Project aims to engage with 1,100 people over the next three years until December 2019.
The GEM Project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
For more information, please visit glosgem.org
Access Bike is generously funded and supported by the Gloucestershire Community Foundation, Gloucestershire County Council, High Sheriff Programme, Santander, our amazing crowdfunding community and many local businesses and individuals.