Brixton Cycles smashes crowd funding target in less than a week

Brixton Cycles has reached its £40,000 crowd funding target - with funds going towards helping it move to its new premises

Brixton Cycles has been running since 1983 (photo courtesy of Brixton Cycles)

Brixton Cycles has raised over £40,000 in crowd funding in its bid to fund its move to a new premises, having only launched the campaign five days ago.

Their current shop on Stockwell Road is due to be demolished and replaced by flats, with work starting in early 2016.

The shop and its employees are aimed to raise £40,000 to cover the costs of the move and officially launched the campaign on October 22, with a launch party held at Brixton East on Barrington Road.

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Remarkably, five people have backed the campaign to the tune of £1,000 pounds each on the Crowdfunder website - each will receive an exclusive wheel building and advanced maintenance lessons.

Other rewards for backing include t-shirts, free bike servicing, caps and track cycling induction days.

While the target has been reached, don't think that it's too late to donate some money - the more the campaign raises, the easier the transition to a new premises will be and the bigger and better the shop will turn out.

Find out more information about the crowd funding campaign here.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.