Southampton Bike Kitchen
The Bike kitchen aims to keep people cycling once they start, by removing barriers of maintenance and mending, which might otherwise result in bikes coming off the road when cyclists are unable to repair thier bikes or afford the repair bills. It is a non-profit workshop established in Southampton 2016, providing a place where people can fix their bikes, access to tools, and volunteers, who are able to offer knowledge and advise on the repair and maintenance of bikes. By repairing their own bikes, cyclists become more enabled. The Bike Kitchen opens once a week, on a Monday for two and a half hours 7:00pm-9:30pm and had 80 visitors, within its first eight months. The project essentially ensures people are able to continue cycling, once they begin. It is hoped it will become a self-sustaining project and there is room for expansion.