Thank you for your help…
Seeing as this project is funded only by the passion for the pedals, we are smiling sweetly at a growing collection of lovely groups and like-minded organisations who might be able to informally support the project. From printing of photographs to donations for the prize goody bags, we’ll have it all please! If you have bike goodies to donate or support you can offer, please get in touch via the Facebook page.
And to say a small thank you to our kind supporters so far, here’s a page with a bit of a shout-out to their projects and shops…
PoWWow Pedal Power are a community focused group based in Manchester who provide bicycle generated fun to events and festivals across the country. Not only did they pay for the interactive website design, they will also be supplying the pedal powered tunes & projected photographs for the closing party on 27th March. Get ready to cycle, if you want to see the exhibition, you’re going to have to pedal for it! Click here for more info & to book them for your community event.
Bagaboo is a small bag manufacturing company located in Hungary, Budapest. It has been established originally to make messenger bags and other accessories that bicycle couriers use for everyday work. Bagaboo are generously supplying us with some bespoke hip bags that will host our very own #MCRwomenbike artwork on. The hip pouches will go into the prize goody-bags that could be yours! Check out the categories for the competition to find out how you can grab one of these turbo quality bits of bike kit.
Tandem Coffee House is Stockport’s brand new cycle friendly cafe hosting delicious coffee, cakes, lunch and a great selection of limited edition bicycle prints and souvenirs for display and to sell. Not only are they offering all women who cycle to the cafe free coffee or tea over the weekend of IWD on 7th & 8th March but also supplying some ace goodies for the prize bags. Keep up to speed with their daily specials and approaching events by joining them on Twitter.
“F riders inc = female riders incorporated; created by female riders for female riders. We’re born out of two things, a love of riding and a frustration about the lack of choice of gear for females in our favourite sports.” Check out their online shop for handsome selections of great kit for the road, mountains, sea & dirt – with 3 lucky winners will enjoy some prizes from this super shop. Keep up to speed with them on Twitter.
Popup Bikes is Manchester’s original cycle café. They provide indoor cycle parking for 100 bikes, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Popup Bikes is also home to a cycle repair and coffee shop serving direct trade coffee. They put community before profits; a place where cyclists can meet, interact with each other and exchange tips and stories. “By giving cyclists the space to help each other, we aim to nurture Manchester’s cycling community.” And that, they will, by opening up their bicycle project for our exhibition launch, bike party and prize giving on 27th March 2015. Don’t wait until then to go & meet the friendly bunch though!
Empowering Projects is a Manchester based social enterprise. They help connect people, communities and organisations, help make them to be heard and to get things done. A big thank you to Empowering Projects for funding the printing of our flyers & posters to help get the MCRwomenbike word out there!
Team Glow are a women’s cycling group and network in Greater Manchester. “Our aim is to bring women together and get out riding our bikes! We cater for everyone from novices through to more experienced riders, aspiring racers through to happy tourers.” T.G are putting on an exciting event on 7th March @ People’s History Museum to help support this project.
You may have seen Coffee Cranks Co-op bicycling their enormous custom built cargo trike around the city or setting up their pop-up cafe from the bike at community events and festivals selling delicious fair-trade drinks and food. This time they’re helping us and kindly donating a range of treats & vouchers for the goody-bags. Get in touch with them to have their cargo coffee at your event or market!
Can you believe that WE in MCR have THIS place as a cycling resource? Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves that it exists too. From whizzing around on the velodrome, to bumping up & down on the olympic sized BMX track to getting muddy & elated on the outside MTB course at Clayton Vale, the National Cycling Centre has got the adrenalin side of cycling : SORTED. If you’ve never had the luxury of experiencing any of these options, now could be the time as they’re generously donating vouchers to the goody-bags for free, coached sessions on all three. I wish we were allowed to win the prizes…
Edinburgh Bike Co-op is one of Manchester’s friendly ethical bicycle shops based at the foot of the curry mile. With a repairs workshop, clothing section and of course a handsome chunk of space devoted to supplying affordable in-house built bikes and kit to pro-expensive lightweight machines most of us will only ever get to marvel at with envy as they perch on the shelves. EBC are committed to supporting community grassroots cycling initiatives as well as kindly giving us three goody-bags to go in our ever expanding goody-bags with the collections of this increasing kit we seem to be getting.. Find EBC here.
Ken Foster’s is a super friendly family run bike shop that has been rocking the bike world for over 50 years. Situated in the core of Chorlton, similar to EBC you can find yourself a range of kit that is sculpted to fit your every bicycle need. Thanks to Cycle-Logic, we now have a first class Kryptonite lock to add to our collection of prizes. Gots to keep your mean wheels nice and safe for those moments you want to tie up your bike and take a break from the saddle.