Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary “about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.” As part of Cycle September, Transition Southampton and Southampton Cargo Bikes are showing MOTHERLOAD at October Books. Thanks to sponsorship from Southampton City Council, we are able to offer FREE tickets! Please arrive from 6.30pm for tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to share. Please bring your own cutlery and/or cups to reduce the amount of cleaning up. The event will start at 7pm.
Book via Eventbrite We encourage you to use public transport or to cycle to the event. First Southampton and Unilink run regular bus services along Portswood High Street – visit My Journey Southampton for more information. Bicycles can be brought into the venue for storage – however, very large cargo bikes may need to be parked outside and locked to the railings outside the shop. People who become intoxicated and disruptive will be asked to leave.
Is there a charge for tickets? What if I no longer can attend the event?
This event is FREE however we would appreciate a small donation of £3 per person. If you can no longer attend, we would appreciate if you could cancel your event via Eventbrite so that someone else can take your place. You don’t have to bring your printed ticket to the event -we will have a register at the event and we will be ticking off names on the list.
Bike Repairs and maintenance
Find us for free minor bike repairs at Repair Cafe in Freemantle Baptist Church, Testwood Rd the church hall at Freemantle URC- first Saturday of the month and St Deny’s Community Centre 3rd Saturday of every other month (Jan/Mar etc).
Also learn to maintain your own bike at Southampton Bike Kitchen – every Wednesday, 7-9pm at The Hub Cycleworks: www.southamptonbikekitchen.wordpress.com/
Southampton Cargo Bicycles – short distance and easy paced bike rides for cargo riders, families, and everyone in between! Connect on Facebook for ride details: www.facebook.com/groups/Southamptoncargobicycles/
Our bike2basics team offer bike checks, repairs and maintenance at repair cafes and sometimes at other events or venues around the city. We would like to expand our service with more volunteers and have recently been awarded a grant from Southampton City Council to help us do this. If you are interested in volunteering with us as a bike mechanic (all levels of skill welcome) please come along to one of our repair cafes or contact Ruth Magennis at email@example.com find out more.