Currently visiting workshops in Europe

Simon is on the road, visiting workshops, with some kind funding from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Working to putting together a comprehensive study of best practices and aims of bike workshops by 2021. Accompanied by Mildred Locke and Matthias Kowasch.

  • Bike Kitchen Lund, Sweden   Kitchen was closed when I was in town, have contacted for interview
  • Le Chat Perché, Lyon France 11 Feb 2020. Welding, tallbikes, but no actual cat.
  • Change de Chaine, Vaise, Lyon France 12 Feb 2020   [prix libre – no fixed prices for membership or parts. over 800 members. ]
  • Le Cyclub, Villeurbanne, Lyon France 13 Feb 2020. 650 members. One is a cat.
  • Unis Bike, Villeurbanne, Lyon 13 Feb 2020 [training social enterprise to re-enter employment, s/h bike sales, has NGO support-Unis is right across the road. We went to the open day, it was opened in 2020]
  • Etablicyclette Lyon, 13 Feb 2020. Met Guillaume, who also told us about the rise and eventual closure of Le Recycleur where he used to work, which was pretty much the oldest workshop in France and which lost a battle to keep its premises (1994-2017).
  • uN p’Tit véLo dAnS La Tête Grenoble  [one of the very oldest, and biggest]   16 Feb  Merci Yannick
  • Heureux Cyclage , Grenoble 15 Feb  [national association for workshops that have bike self-repair/autoreparation] . Merci  Celine & Mattieu

    heureux cyclage

    Heureux Cyclage office, Grenoble

  • L’atelier solidaire, Grenoble 15 Feb.   This one is under reorganisation and has bikes as one method for social development in the quartier.  We received a great welcome. They have a dog not a cat.
  • Montpellier, 16 Feb>
  • À Bicyclette Tulle, 19 Feb
  • Vélorution Périgourdine, Périgueux 22 feb
  • ??Bordeaux ?? Paris

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  1. Ruth

    If you are in Belgium, I’m interested in De Kringwinkel which has a bike workshop amongst a wider range of second hand repair and retail centres across Belgium. Seems to be an example of a scaled up social enterprise around reuse in a circular economy.


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