An email on Friday from the Pound Arts asked us whether we could service some bikes that belonged to that nights performer, Richard Durrant and his mate Sean. By chance we had tickets for that nights show as seeing a world class classical guitarist who cycles to his gigs is not to be missed. I dropped in at the pound and arranged a bike service that would be done on the Saturday. The performance was great.
The following morning we found a couple of broken spokes on Richard's bike. He is towing a trailer with all the stage gear on it (40kg+) and the bike wheels were not made for that kind of punishment. We fitted some new spokes and tuned the gears and brakes on both bikes. Good to go. You can watch Richard's blog below where we get a credit.
or follow him on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Durrant/132278903555391
That day we went for a ride and stopped at Holt cafe for a meal. It was rather an unusual way to spend a Saturday for us. In fact its been years since I've sat in the sun on a Saturday drinking lattes as Spindles is always busy. We returned to the Pound which was hosting a repair cafe and a bike had been brought in to be brought back to life. Just keeping our hand in.
We had a metting with Corsham school this week which is keen to host Spindles. We surveyed a good site that they had identified which is outside of the school perimeter fence but on school grounds near the Springfield centre. All we need is a container and an art project to turn it into thing of beauty. This is the kind of situation that is made for Kevin McCloud or a least Corsham's answer to Kevin.
We have also been contacted my Wiltshire Council's community support who would like to see us and an other school in Corsham that would like to borrow our delivery bike. We have never been so popular.