It’s more than just learning to cycle, it’s building a community: Cycling Sisters’ story
7TH DECEMBER 2020
Bristol’s Cycling Sisters is a group of Muslim women who support others in their community to get cycling. By offering free training and a network of support, they want to show other Muslim women that cycling is something that they can not only do but that they can really enjoy too.
HOW THREE WOMEN CAME TOGETHER TO FEED RESIDENTS IN BARTON HILL
For their first week of Sunday Kitchen delivering meals, they received help from Super Supper Club at Baggator, when they were unable to cook at Cafe Conscious because Deniece and her family had to self-isolate. “I had to stop everything and stay at home with my four kids for two weeks, but with the support of the community we could still do Sunday Kitchen,” says Deniece.
GRASSROOTS TUITION CENTRE IN EASTON AIMS TO REDUCE INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION
A new organisation offering one-to-one tuition has been set up in Easton, to support children marginalised by “an education system that recreates social and racial hierarchies”. The Atamai Tutor Centre is currently providing tuition to young people at Baggator, in a collaboration between educators, activists and youth workers.
The group recognises that the pandemic has exacerbated existing problems and aims to build confidence in children who have spent an extended period away from school because of the Covid-19 lockdown, without the resources to support home learning.
SUPER SUPPER CLUB EXPANDS TO FEED LOCAL CHILDREN
The Super Supper Club, held at Easton-based organisation Baggator, has expanded to cook food for local children on a Thursday evening. The project, Bagga-bites, was born at the start of lockdown due to concerns in the community around childhood nutrition and mental health. Now, organisers are doing what they can to keep it going while still following lockdown rules.