Fettle, London’s fastest growing bike repair network has announced the opening of a new workshop located at the popular community market, Mercato Metropolitana, Elephant & Castle.
The workshop is primed to support one of London’s busiest commuter belts, which saw hundreds of thousands of cyclists pass through last year. The new workshop pays homage to the values of Mercato Metropolitana, by transforming a disused space into a bike repair workshop for the community, helping to drive more sustainable travel.
Jeyda Heselton, CEO & founder of fettle, said: “Fettle is a brand for the community. We are passionate about sustainability and driving sustainable travel, so taking over an empty, disused space to support the local community aligns to the very ethos of the brand. The shared passion for community and sustainability made the synergy between fettle and Mercato Metropolitana obvious and we’re excited to open the doors to our new workshop and welcome in the community.”
Following on from a successful £1.3million plus crowdfunding campaign, the opening of the new workshop is the first of many as the brand puts its expansion plans in motion. With plans to open plenty more workshops in London in the coming months and expand into key cities across the UK this year, Fettle aims to be the hassle free cycle repair network for cyclists across the UK and a driver for change in the cycling industry.
Louisa Bullard, sustainability coordinator at Mercato Metropolitana said: “Mercato Metropolitano is all about taking disused and unloved spaces and creating sustainable, vibrant and inclusive community markets. We share a passion for sustainability and we’re delighted to welcome Fettle to Mecato Metropolitana.”