Vintage Bicycle Donation To Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar Project
We love rust! And when Ginny saw a rusty old butchers bike for sale, she couldn’t resist buying it and so it arrived and was added into our collection of ‘to-do’ projects at the back of our warehouse (there are many!)
The bike sat gathering more dust and rust until very recently Jill Carter from the Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar Projected spotted a scrap of news about this bike on Facebook. Jill contacted us and told us about the work Pulp Friction have been doing providing opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities to develop work-readiness, social and independence skills by taking pedal powered smoothie bikes to different community events.
Jill was on the hunt for a another bike and thought our butchers would be a fun restoration project, which would eventually lead to creating employment opportunities for 1-2 young adults who would use it to sell home-grown allotment vegetables from at the local farmers market.
Virginias Vintage Hire donated the bike to Pulp Friction and Jill and Jessie travelled down to Devon to collect the bike in early March. Along with Anthony from Nottingham-Bike-Works Pulp Friction will bring the bike back to life & help provide jobs in the Nottinghamshire area.
We hope to keep you up to date with how Jill and her team get on with the bike project, so watch this space!
Please take a look at the Pulp Friction website to find out more about the great work they are doing. www.pulpfrictionsmoothies.org.uk