Published on March 3, 2014
Establishing a Community Interest Company: Cycle Roots CIC
Who We Are: Paul Maher - BSc Sustainable Construction 2012 Emma McNally - BA Criminology 2013 Rebecca Winser - BA Criminology 2013
Stepping stone to Cycle Roots CIC
Cycling and Blackburn • British bicycle sales overtook car sales for the first time ever in 2012 (McWilliam, 2012: online) • There is a 28% annual market growth (Mintel, 2012: online) • The current mean average price of a new bicycle is £248.45 (McWilliam, 2012: online) • Over 26% of people aged 16-45 within the borough do not own a bike due to affordability (Maher, McNally and Winser, 2013)
How We Got Rolling…
Key Aims of Cycle Roots CIC • Provide affordable alternative transport • Reduce waste to landfill • Help to reduce carbon footprints • Promote healthier lifestyles • Engage the community through cycling
Not Just a Second-Hand Bike Shop! Aims for the next 12 months: • Self Sustainability • Become a training provider • Working in partnership with other groups, agencies and organisations • Provide paid employment and volunteer opportunities
Where We Are Now • Available funding for Social Enterprises • Recycling Hub and future retail premises • Benefits of networking • Working with UCBC
Bibliography Anon. (2012) UK bike sales get in gear to reach a all time high in 2012 (online) Available from: http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/social-and-lifestyle/riding-high-uk-bikesales-get-in-gear-to-reach-all-time-high-in-2012 (accessed 15/11/2013) Maher, P. McNally, E and Winser, R. (2013) Cycling within the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen. Unpublished Research. Blackburn: United Kingdom McWilliam, G. (2012) The British cycling economy (online) Available from: http://corporate.sky.com/documents/pdf/publications/the_british_cycling_ec onomy (accessed 11/11/2013) Woodcock, J. (2014) Boris bikes boosts Londoners’ health (online) Available from: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/boris-bikes-boost-londonershealth (accessed 03/03/2014)
Thanks For Listening, Any Questions? Cycle Roots CIC Unit K Glenfield Park Blackburn BB1 5PF Company Registration Number: 08826486 Emma McNally- 07796952384 Rebecca Winser- firstname.lastname@example.org
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