BUBR is a series of activations that encourages holistic wellness amongst the Black community. Our flagship activation is our annual 14-mile bike ride across London and we also have monthly activations including: Virtual BUBR Challenges, Ride With Us, Spin With Us and Run With Us sessions too. BUBR symbolises Black Unity, Black Empowerment and Black Community.
To inspire the Black community to be active and prioritise our health and wellbeing from a 360-degree perspective. We achieve this by embracing a variety of wellness practices including; cycling, spinning, running, healthy nutrition, yoga and meditation.
The BUBR concept was conceived by community cycling collective Team ORIGIN on 16th July 2020. Just 15 days later, on Saturday 1st August 2020 we launched the inaugural BUBR event which led to a historical European first – where 1,500 Black people aged 8-68 rode a bike in solidarity through London on Black Pound Day.
BUBR is an entity owned by New Initiatives Youth & Community Association (Charity Number 1121523) and it is managed by a small team of passionate volunteers. The BUBR Alliance consists of 20+ black-led cycling collectives and utilises its collective power, network and influence to bring about positive change in the Black community.
The BUBR Alliance is constantly growing and currently includes:
Black Muslim Women Bike, Black Riders Association, Bros Bike Club, Bike Life Kartel, Black Cyclists Network, Bike Dem Crew, Bikes & Beats, Black Girls Do Bike – London, Chain Cyclists, Chain Gang Cyclists, East London Riders, Girls Ride Out 2, Lymore Ladies, No Limit Cycling Club, No Pain No Kain Cycling Club, North West Riderz, Ridefest, Ride 4 Unity, Rough Rider Velo, Sikh Cycling Network, Soul Riders Cycling Club, TAMMLM, Team ORIGIN, The Cannon Riderz, TWR and Women of Colour Cycling Group.