Bikes, open workshop and personal development courses for young people in Stroud.

Unit 2A Fromehall Mill Stroud GL5 3EH

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

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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.

This programme is a unique partnership of community-based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund the European Social Fund

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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.