Phew – it’s been a roller coaster ride for the last couple of weeks since we announced the date of POP (definitely one for Magnatom’s memoirs …) but we can now finally launch our crowdfunder campaign: . We’ve always run POP on a shoestring and that isn’t going to change, but running POP in three cities means a lot more expense – and so this year, we decided to formalise our fund raising and offer a greater range of incentives to people to donate. As well as our traditional t-shirt sales, backers of our crowdfunding campaign can choose from, hoodies, sticker packs and “vintage” POP posters, plus some quirkier options from the chance to appear in a Bike Gob video to a personal cycle tour (with coffee and cake) from Glasgow’s leading helmet camera cyclist, Magnatom.
We’re delighted to announce that nextbike are putting their support behind POP this year, with a generous donation to get us started – as well as offering annual nextbike memberships to those chipping in £50 to the crowdfunder. We’ve long argued that cycling is good for business, so it’s great to get the support of Scotland’s leading cycle-hire provider – who understand that if more people are going to be tempted to use their bikes, they need to have a greater network of cycle-friendly routes to ride them on. You can see their statement here.
Please if you can, go and support our fundraising efforts. Whether you can make it along to POP on the 22nd or the 23rd or not, you can show your support with a donation of as little as £5. It all adds up – and it means that we can spread the word about POP to everyone who might support us in Scotland.