Repost on behalf of Hannah (yes, I know I don't ride a bike, but it doesn't mean I don't care!):
*****CALLOUT FOR BIKE WORKSHOP SPACE IN LEEDS (UK) - PLEASE FORWARD/SHARE*****
Hi friends, strangers, bike riders and space holders.
This is an urgent callout for a NEW SPACE from which to run The Pedallers Arms, Leeds' very own DIY bike co-op.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a co-operative of volunteer bike mechanics who help the people of Leeds to fix up their own bikes. We provide tools, books, time and space (until now) to enable them to do this. We have been running popular twice-weekly drop in sessions since October 2010, with an ever increasing membership. You can read more about us, including more on our aims and equal opportunities policy, on our website:
WHAT DO WE NEED?
For reasons that are beyond our control, The Common Place is due to close on the 1st May 2011. This means that Pedallers needs a NEW SPACE. We have some ideas as to what this could be like and are hoping you might be able to help. We would really like it to be somewhere that could be ours, although we are definitely up for the possibilities of sharing with other groups (or bands, artists?) providing our needs and hours were compatible. We can pay but not loads.
Can you help? This is what we need:
- 55m^2 (600 sq ft) working space
- 10m^3 (650 cubic feet) for storage
- Access to a toilet and sink
- Reasonably central location
- Enough space for a social area
- High enough ceilings to suspend bikes, frames etc above head height.
- City centre location
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
You can read more about why The Common Place is closing on the website: http://www.thecommonplace.org.uk/component/content/article/1-news-and-announcements/220-the-weekend-of-the-23rd-24th-april-will-be-the-common-places-last.html
The Common Place has been an invaluable space to us and countless other groups and individuals over the years, come and say goodbye on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Do you know somewhere that might suit us? You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or please forward this email to anyone or any other lists that you think might know somewhere.
Many many thanks in advance
The Pedallers Arms