If you are staying around Bradford over the Christmas period, we have some offers for you.
16th December 12 – 4pm – join us on a bike ride to Saltaire to wander around the Mill and grab a warm drink. We will be meeting at the Students’ Union reception in Student Central at 12 and will return by 4pm. Bikes provided. Please wear warm clothes, gloves and bring some water. Booking is essential, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
18th December 12-2pm – join us on a bike ride to Bolling Hall to wander around the museum. We will be meeting at the Students’ Union reception in Student Central at 12 and will return by 4pm. There will be a Christmas party from 2pm in the College Bike Hub. Bikes provided. Please wear warm clothes, gloves and bring some water. Booking is essential, email: email@example.com to book your place.
17th December 12-3pm – join us on a walk to Shipley Glen. We will be meeting at the Students’ Union reception in Student Central at 12 and will return by 3pm. Please wear warm clothes, sensible shoes, gloves and bring some water. We will get the train from Bradford to Saltaire, which costs £2.90 return. Booking is essential, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
18th December 2-4pm – Join us for our Christmas party from 2pm-4pm in the College Bike Hub, Garden Mills Building. Christmassy refreshments and games. Visit http://www.bradfordbikehub.com/contact for directions.
University Bike Hub – will close on Friday 13th December and re-open on Monday 20th January
College Bike Hub & Cycle-re-Cycle – will close on Thursday 19th December (after the party) and re-open on Monday 13th January
We wish you all a good festive season.
Well done to Shivdev Singh Matharu for winning the Green Explorer Challenge at the Bradford Bike Hub. SS has won £250 of vouchers for All Terrain Cycles in Saltaire.
The challenge was to visit five sites of interest around Bradford district by foot, bike or public transport.
See pictures from his travels here: Green Explorer Winner
Interested in volunteering? Want to find out more about the great work Sustrans is doing in Bradford and how you can get involved?
Join us for our volunteer information, induction and training session on Monday 18th November from 4-6pm.
Food will be provided at the event.
Please email: email@example.com with the following information -
- What kind of volunteering you are interested in
- Any food allergies
- Any access requirements
For information on the volunteering roles we have available in Bradford, please go to www.bradfordbikehub.com/get-involved/volunteering
The session will be in Seminar Room 0.49 of Student Central Building at Bradford University
We are excited to launch the second year of Enterprise Funding from the Learning to Travel Differently Project. Following on from the successes of our funded projects last year (see below for summar) we are looking to fund up to 5 staff and students to help us run projects that get more staff and students from Bradford College and the University of Bradford out of their cars and into using active travel (cycling, walking, public transport) to get to and around campus.
We want this project to grow exponentially and to provide students and staff at the institutions with opportunities to help with this by providing an enterprise fund.
You can apply for any amount of funding from £50 to £3,000.
This fund will help run student/ staff projects that are in some way linked to Active Travel. This could be to help with the purchase of specialised equipment to run cycling events, pay for equipment so you can build the prototype of a new bike, run a media or promotions campaign, a small set-up fund for you to run events or almost anything else you can come up with.
Application form: enterprise fund application form
Guidance notes: Enterprise fund guidance notes
For information, or to submit your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: Thurs 28th November 2013
Panel: w/b 9th December
Decisions: Thursday 12th December
Please download and share our flyers and posters:
enterprise fund flyer
enterprise fund poster
enterprise fund poster 2
A massive well done to Jake Volpe!
After travelling to university without a car and avoiding public transport Jake has won a competition hosted by Bradford Bike Hub.
The first prize was £250 worth of bike vouchers which he has invested in a bike for UBU staff and volunteers! The bike will be used to help connect the main campus with the school of management.
Jake winning the bike!
This competition is part of the larger project which aims to educate students on the benefits of cycling. The Bradford Bike Hub is part of a partnership with Sustrans, Bradford District Council, the University of Bradford, Bradford College and Cycle-re-Cycle.
Get down to the Bradford bike hub located opposite the library under the stairs, or at our College site in Garden Mills building. Open Monday – Friday 12.30pm – 4:00pm (full opening times: http://www.bradfordbikehub.com/contact)
For more information please email: email@example.com
A final reminder about our Green Explorer Challenge which ends on the 31st October (just a few weeks away!)
All you need to do is travel to five sites of interest around the Bradford District and you could win £250 of bike vouchers – enough to get you a brand new bike.
1) Pick up your green explorer card from Bradford Bike Hub (Uni or College) or Student Central
2) Visit five sites of interest and get a stamp at each location
3) Hand your completed card back in to Bradford Bike Hub (opposite the Library) for your chance to win!
For more information, go to: www.bradfordbikehub.com/green-explorer or drop in to the University Bike Hub where we can help you to plan your trip!
Friday 11th October is the University Open day and car park spaces are in demand! Help us out by travelling to work or study by foot, bike, public transport or in a car share.
To say thanks, we will enter you into a prize draw to win…
- A £250 bike voucher
- One of five cycling goody bags
Come to Bradford Bike Hub (opposite Student Central, Library Square) any time on Friday 11th October to give your details for your chance to win.
To plan your journey, go to http://www.bradford.ac.uk/smart-travel or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further travel advice.
Download and share the flyer: Leave Your Car at Home Flyer
Give it a Go: Bike Maintenance
As part of Bradford College Students’ Union’s Give it a Go programme, we are running Give it a Go: Bike Maintenance.
Students and staff from the University of Bradford and BradfordCollege are invited to have a go at bike maintenance activities.
We are always looking for volunteers to give us a hand recycling bikes (with Cycle-re-Cycle), running Dr Bike checkups and helping others keep their bike in tip top condition.
So to have a go yourself, why not come along to our event?
When: Tuesday 1st October
Where: Bradford Bike Hub, GardenMillsBuilding, Bradford College, BD7 1AY
Book: Email email@example.com to book your place or call 07788687844
Come along to our Volunteer Information and Training sessions to become a Bradford Bike Hub Volunteer.
Tuesday 24th September 5pm – 7pm Room 0.48 of Student Central
Wednesday 25th September 12 – 2pm Uni Bike Hub – opposite University Library
There will be free food at both events.
We have loads of volunteer opportunities available, from ride leaders to bike mechanics via walk leaders to promotions volunteers. We can provide training, references and the chance to develop your CV by volunteering for a leading UK charity.
If you are interested, or would like more information, please come along to one of our sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our volunteering information page: www.bradfordbikehub.com/get-involved/volunteering
We look forward to working with you!
** If you would like to Give it a Go as a Maintenance Volunteer, email email@example.com to book onto our next session on Tuesday 1st of October from 3-6pm.**
Bradford Bike Hub would like to welcome all new and returning students to Bradford.
We open our new hub space next week (at the University, opposite the library) and the Bike Hub at Bradford College will be open from 12.30 – 5.30 every week day (plus until 9 on Tuesday and Wednesday) where you can buy a recycled bike.
We will be at the College and Uni freshers fairs with loads of brilliant freebees plus our marvellous hire bikes that you can rent on the spot.
For existing cyclists, we have a free breakfast on Thursday 19th… just cycle to Richmond Road (Bradford Uni) between 8am and 11am and get your £5 voucher.
And sign up to come along to our cycle trips to Bolling Hall (21st Sept) and Saltaire (28th Sept). Just email Jennie on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
We look forward to meeting you and chatting about bikes