Do you want to help start a pop up community bike workshop for Frome?

This will be the challenge for students on our Edventure:Start – Up course, a free, part time 10-week training in community entrepreneurship.
You can apply now to join the team or if you want to be involved or stay in touch in other ways, please sing up to our community launch event, the edventure Soup, on September 9th.

COVID 19 has led to a huge rise in cycling in the UK, and for many people cycling has become the safest way of travelling. This is the perfect time to start a cycling initiative to help people care for new bikes and fix up old ones..

The student team’s challenge will be to set up a travelling, pop-up community bike workshop on an electric cargo bike. The aim is to run outdoor bicycle repair and maintenance workshops across Frome’s estates and neighbourhoods, and a repair service for those who cannot access existing commercial services.

We want to play a part in helping people to get around safely in the age of COVID 19 and gain skills for looking after their bikes. We also want to cut carbon emissions and create meaningful employment opportunities.

During this programme you will be guided through the basics of setting up a social enterprise, putting what you learn into practice. Your team will build a community around the idea, carry out research and design a business model based on this research. During the final part of the programme, you will be supported to create and carry out a project plan, turning the ideas into reality.

Other things you will have the opportunity to learn include fundraising, facilitation, giving presentations and organising events.

This programme begins on the 7th of September and runs for 10 weeks till the 12th of November. Attendees are expected to be at Edventure: Frome Mondays – Thursdays, 9.15 -2.30pm.

Click here for more information and to apply.