We’re really excited about the prospect of having such a wonderful bike cafe so close to The Bicycle Academy. Roll for the Soul is the real deal, run by great people with the right ideas. We gave them some hints and tips for their crowdfunding campaign last year and it’s great to see that they’re going from strength to strength since successfully raising the funds.
They’ve just launched their new website and are making great progress, so check them out and see what they’re up to…
Roll for the Soul will be a community-focused bike café for Bristol. Its vision is to become the focal point for cycling in the city, celebrating and supporting our unique cycling culture. It’ll be for Bristol cyclists, by Bristol cyclists, which also means attracting non-cyclists to show them what they’re missing.
Roll for the Soul will have a cafe and workshop side by side. It’ll provide quality food and drink; cycle-related events; information; sales, repairs and servicing; workshop space; and will advocate for cycling. It’s a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and will use any surplus revenue to support and promote cycling in Bristol, in partnership with other social enterprises. In particular, that means working closely with our friends at The Bristol Bike Project.
Roll for the Soul has grown out of Bristol Cycle Festival. For a week every year the Festival brings Bristol’s cyclists together: roadies; fixed gear riders; trails riders and trailer pullers; commuters and cargo bike riders; people who’ve ridden around the world and people who’ve ridden around the park. But what about the other 51 weeks? It’s good to get together. Roll for the Soul will let us do that in a place that every one of Bristol’s cyclists can call their own.