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Give a little to help Stornoway bike hub completion

Written by Fiona

December 12 2016

Alistair Glover is the charismatic and forward-thinking owner of BeSpoke Bikes on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He is leading a project to renovate and rebuild an historic house in Stornoway to become The Hub, a centre for cyclists.

He has already surpassed his original crowdfunding target to get the project off the ground and he has now launched a “stretch” target of £12,500 to help finish the project.

Alistair says: “The Hub was born after a dream. BeSpoke was homeless and desperately seeking a new base. Glen House was suggested as a possible location, but after inquiring with the property landlords, the Stornoway Trust, I was told that another group had plans for the building.

“When these plans did not come to fruition, it gave further credence to the fact that Glen House was where BeSpoke was destined to be. Have you ever had the feeling that something is so right and so perfect?

“I decided that that no matter what hurdles were to be overcome, Glen House was going to become The Hub –  a centre of everything cycling”

The Hub will bring together all elements of cycling in the Outer Hebrides, from road cycling to mountain biking, BMX to trials, kids to adults, visiting tourists to the local cyclists.

There will be a retail outlet showcasing a full range of cycling accessories, bike hire, a fully equipped bike workshop, a cafe and lots of information about nearby bike trails and routes.

Find our more by listening to Alistair on this video:

The “stretch target” of £12,500 is currently at £9,165. There are some nice rewards for pledging a bit of money now. Alistair says: “Every little bit will help to make The Hub a dream come true.” See Crowdfunder The Hub.

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