The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund is very pleased to support a new and exciting venture in Drosi Bikes Community Interest Company.
Drosi Bikes CIC seeks to address the lack of diversity in the cycling community and to offer accessible solutions to climate change. They do this by providing access to cycling education, support and equipment to empower more people to choose bikes instead of cars for everyday journeys.
Amongst other things the Sustainable Development Fund has supported Drosi Bikes to set up a Community Bike Workshop in Llangollen. The workshop aims to:
● promote bikes and e-bikes as a sustainable, low cost and low impact option for travel
● promote the circular economy and reduce waste going to landfill
● upskill, educate and empower underrepresented groups
● create an inclusive and accessible cycling community encouraging interaction and exploration of the local area
The Community Bike Workshop has all of the tools and information needed in order to achieve its two main purposes: repair, recycle and store discarded bikes and to run DIY workshops for members of the local community to learn about bike maintenance and the circular economy by using the tools and expertise to maintain their bikes and through access to information and volunteer opportunities. In addition to these, the workshop will be used to run cycle training classes and will have a small space dedicated to promoting other local community enterprises, particularly those focussing on environmental awareness.
Drosi Bikes also have an outreach programme holding pop-up bike repair workshops (Doctor Bikes) held in towns and villages across the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley and beyond and the first Doctor Bike workshop was recently held in Eryrs. These workshops are a prime opportunity to promote bikes and e-bikes as a low impact mode of travel.
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