Jim Blakemore

Bikeworks is a non-profit social enterprise that uses the bicycle as a tool of engagement to make a positive impact on communities. Its main activities include a socially franchised bike repair shop, two training centres where both commercial and community programmes are delivered and three inclusive cycling hubs. These inclusive cycling hubs are central to impact delivery, with its latest and largest being in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and based at the Velodrome. Bikeworks’ income is generated through a variety of business streams, including an innovative corporate team-building service that provides end-to-end impact as well as a business service.

“Using a tool such as a bicycle that hasn’t changed in 150 years to provide new and innovative opportunities for those furthest away from physical activity and employment.”

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