Brixton Cycles crowdfunding campaign is go

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Lincoln Romain — 26 years at the co-op — and co-founder Tim Clifford at the party

Lincoln Romain — 26 years at the co-op — and co-founder Tim Clifford at the party

“Made in Brixton. Staying in Brixton” was the message as Brixton Cycles launched its £40,000 crowdfunding bid to fund new premises with a party at Brixton East last night.

Co-founder Tim Clifford recalled how a grant from Ken Livingstone’s Greater London Council had helped to set up the workers’ co-operative in 1983.

Current staffer Maggie Zimmerman told the packed room that helping Brixton Cycles was “an investment in Brixton”. The co-op had survived two recessions and served and was part of the community.

Find out more — and invest — here.

The appeal already stands at above £15,000. You will see your name on the wall of the new shop if you pledge £10. Invest more and there are caps, teeshirts and more to thank you.

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About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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