Withernsea bike scheme transformation

This project follows on from the essential work carried out in lockdown, where the BID provided
bikes for the sel#ess volunteers in Withernsea to help them deliver food parcels to the vulnerable.

The intention was for the bikes, post-crisis stage of the pandemic is to be transformed into a
visitor product which has now been fully realised in the form of bike hire, training and repair
centre and café named The Blue Door Pop-In.

BID investment into social organisations is about providing communities with the tools and assets
required for new initiatives to be developed.

The Blue Door Pop-In is officially opening on 30th July 2021

Jayne Nendick, CEO at The Shores Centre, said:

“The BIDs involvement happened at a critical time
for us serving the community and committed to using this as a catalyst to create another experience for visitors.

The initial BID funding and inclusion as a bike repair centre on the Yorkshire Coastal Route due to be launched later this year have enabled us to attract additional funders, including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which will now see the addition of a full bike library inclusive of electric bikes available to hire.

As a social enterprise, all profits raised will be reinvested back into the town, and we are looking
forward to providing more opportunities for not only residents and young people, but also visitors
to the town.”

The work of BID directors supplements the activity undertaken by us to identify new and meaningful projects which will add value to areas. The support Jayne has provided in connecting us to different groups and businesses has been invaluable over the last 18 months. If you are passionate about your area and want to have a hand in developing it further with the support of the BID, don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss if becoming a BID director is right for you.

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