Bike2Basics

FILM: MOTHERLOAD

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 is proud to be showing MOTHERLOAD at October Books, Southampton. From a collaboration between Transition Southampton, Southampton Cargo Bikes and thanks to sponsorship from Southampton City Council, we are able to offer FREE tickets to this community screening! Please arrive from 6.30pm for tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to share. The event will start at 7pm.
Booke 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. Bicyles 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. There are no restrictions on bringing alcohol or food into the event, but please consider bringing your own cutlery and/or cups to reduce the amount of cleaning up at the end of the event. 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/

Until end of August there are limited spaces for subsidised cycle confidence and roadcraft sessions at the reduced cost of £25 for two hours instead of the usual rate of £50. For more information Contact Eleanor at Sound Cycling http://www.soundcycling.co.uk

Come along to one of the events to find out more or contact Transition Southampton for more details.

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 ruth.magennis@cyclinguk.orgto find out more.