This blog post is by Hayley James, who is researching the Brixton Pound as part of her MA in Social Anthropology
Stuart Taylor is the man behind Live the Wheel, a bicycle repair service in Brixton, and one of our B£ traders. He bases his business from his home near Brixton Hill, having started the business while he was a stay at home dad. Stuart has an excellent knowledge of bike maintenance and repair having worked as a cycle courier for many years.
Stuart’s customers are mainly local Brixton people, who like the flexibility of getting their bikes repaired so close to home. Stuart offers a really convenient, tailored service, where you can drop your bike off before work and pick it up after by arrangement. He’s a really helpful and friendly guy so I would recommend giving him a call if there’s anything you need in the realm of bicycle repair, especially because he offers a 10% discount for B£ customers.
Stuart has accepted Brixton pounds for a year or so, as he thinks it is good to support local businesses. He often uses the B£ he earns for eating out and food shopping – in fact we recently bumped into Stuart enjoying the Big Lunch using his B£ to help raise money for the Brixton Soup Kitchen! Stuart is also one of the organisers of The Brixton Book Jamm which takes place at the Hootenanny, which is great for all book lovers. You can find out more at http://www.brixtonbookjam.com/.
To contact Live the Wheel bicycle repair service, call Stuart on 07960963552.