We’re incredibly happy to support Access Sport and get the donated jerseys back in use for the benefit of those in need of kit and the planet

On Tuesday 25 October, over 40 BMX jerseys were donated to children attending Access Sport’s skate and BMX cycling half term sessions at Stockwood Bike Park in South Bristol by local partners Presca and Stuff4Life.

The half term skate and cycling sessions took place at Stockwood Bike Park, a brand new all-wheeled facility that was opened in May 2022 by Access Sport Ambassador and BMX Freestyle Olympic Medallist, Declan Brooks. The Bike Park has since become a safe and exciting place for local children and young people to learn to ride, to increase their cycling confidence and to enhance their bike handling skills.

Led by Access Sport’s qualified coaches, the sessions were attended by local families who were able to use bikes, skateboards and helmets provided by Access Sport and pick up a free jersey if they needed one.

The jerseys were donated to Presca (a climate positive sportswear brand based in Bristol) and Stuff4Life (an innovative clothes recycling start-up) at the British BMX Championships in Bournemouth in August. Riders at the Championships donated jerseys to be given to those in need of kit, or to be recycled if they were not in a fit state to be used anymore. Through Presca’s workshop, riders were also offered the chance to get repairs on damaged jerseys.

Representatives from Access Sport, Stuff4Life and Presca, as well as members of the British Cycling South Region Board and Councillor Graham Morris of the Stockwood Ward came down to support the sessions.

Lucy Fisher, National Development Manager at Access Sport said:
“It has been brilliant to link up with Presca and Stuff4Life to hand donated jerseys to those in the local Stockwood community, enabling the jerseys to have a second life as well as providing many young riders to their first BMX jersey. Access Sport is excited to connect cycling and sustainability within the communities where we work and we are looking forward to doing more in the future.”

John Twitchen, Stuff4Life co-founder, said:
"It's so important not only that we ensure the things we make and sell, buy and use, are able to be recycled, but also that they have a good, long life before they are discarded. The shirt amnesty has ensured that these [forty plus] BMX race shirts are used for longer, and what better way than this event, this facility and this reuse project to give more reasons for more people to ride bikes more often."

Ed Smith, Business Development Lead at Presca said:
“We’re incredibly happy to support Access Sport and get the donated jerseys back in use for the benefit of those in need of kit and the planet. At Presca we’re leading the sportswear industry to ensure clothing is made-to-last through eco-conscious materials and ethical manufacturing, while ensuring clothing can be repaired or altered and then recycled at the genuine end of life. It was fantastic seeing the jerseys get a new lease of life by kids excited to wear them. A win for the community and the environment.”

Take a look at all the activity on the day in the image gallery below. Use the arrows to click through the images or to download an image click here to visit the gallery.

 BMX Jersey Amnesty Event

To enquire about Access Sport’s inclusive cycling offer email:
[email protected]

If you have any sportswear items that need repairing or altering:
Visit prescasportswear.com or email [email protected]

For more information on Stuff4Life and their PPE and workwear recycling: 
Visit stuff4.life or email [email protected]