A pop-up bicycle library in Tower Hamlets – London’s most deprived borough, has transformed an empty shop into a ‘cycle hub’ where children and adults living locally can borrow bikes for free. Chrisp Street Community Cycles also provides free cycle advice, free bike repairs and guided rides to help people build their confidence.
The idea is to break down the barriers that prevent people from cycling in London, including access to equipment and concerns about safety. Those behind the project hope it will inspire similar initiatives elsewhere.
I saw this book in the Laugh and Learn toy shop in Randwick Sydney last week and love it. The book perfectly describes my feelings in developing IdeaSpies.
"What do you do with an idea? Especially when it’s different or daring or just a little wild.
This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult”.
The message is clear-welcome and nurture ideas with patience and persistence, no matter how big or small, no matter how unique or popular, and they may grow to change the world.