Events in August 2017

We currently have 2 groups of MSc students from the University of Bath running a number of fundraising and awareness events on our behalf.

We have been very pleased with what they have done so it would be great to see you at the events that they have lined up this week! Details below…

Bath Uni Masters Students Event Poster - Smoothie Bike Events August 2017 - Smoothie Bike Only

Good Food Day
Saturday 19th August 2017 – 1pm – 4:30pm – Brunel Square
One of our teams will be setting up in Brunel Square (next to the train station) on Saturday 19th August with a smoothie bike! You’ll also have the opportunity to take a polaroid photo of you on the bike for a small donation. There will also be a food waste card game.

Bath Uni Masters Students Event Poster - Enchanted Forest 19th August 2017

Enchanted Forest
Saturday 19th August 2017 – 5pm – 9pm – St. Mary’s Church Hall
Our second team will be creating an Enchanted Forest as an awareness and volunteer appreciation event at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Saturday 19th August between 5pm and 9pm. There will be free food games, a short documentary screening about food surplus, and some prizes to be won. Do bring your friends and family!

We have a page on our website with details on finding St. Mary’s Church Hall.

We hope to see you there!


Unite Students Event – Waterside Court – 21st October 2016

On the evening of 21st October 2016 several hub leaders – and one very special helper from FoodCycle Exeter – ran a cooking demonstration for students at the Unite Students accommodation in the courtyard of Waterside Court.

Carol taught students how to make a quick and versatile dough from flour and yoghurt that was then transformed into either mini pizzas (that students could then take back to their kitchens to cook in their ovens) or a naan bread that could accompany the curry that Sam had prepared on site.

Carol had also prepared a delicious Apple Cobbler using the same flour and yoghurt recipe (with the addition of butter and sugar!).

Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and we hopefully raised awareness of the work of our hub and passed on some useful cookery skills.

Thank you to Sam (for travelling from Exeter!), Carol, Jodie and Adam and all of the students, as well as Hannah from Unite!

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page…

Vegmead Week – On The Menu – 10th August


We had an extra-special week at FoodCycle as we first met at Vegmead Community Garden just around the corner to harvest fruit and vegetables for use in our meal.

Vegmead is a circular community food growing plot in Hedgemead Park just opposite the roundabout at the top of Walcot Street.

We collected potatoes, runner beans, blackcurrants, courgettes, salad leaves and edible flowers!

See more photos from the 10th August in our photo album.

The evening was in order to highlight that Vegmead is currently under threat of being removed from its current location by the council. There is now a campaign to save it by the newly formed Vegmead Community Group.

You can send in your thoughts on Vegmead and what it means to you on the ‘Save Vegmead’ page on their new website over at
These will be collected to highlight the importance of keeping the site running!

If you’d like to get involved with Vegmead or the campaign to save it, do send them a message via their website or their social media channels on Twitter or Facebook (@vegmead).

Starter: Meadless To Say Soup (Veg Soup).

Main: Don’t Veg Your Bets Moussaka (Veg Moussaka with Coleslaw and Salad).

Dessert: Crazy Crumble (Blackcurrant Crumble with Yoghurt).

Smoothies: Choice of either Chocolate, Banana and Strawberry or Everything Fruit.

2016-08-10 Three Course Photo

See more photos from the 10th August in our photo album.

A huge thank you to our volunteers from Vegmead and FoodCycle, our guests and our regular food donators (Morrisons, Sainsbury’s Odd Down, Sainsbury’s Green Park and The Fine Cheese Co.)!


Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016

On Shrove Tuesday – 9th February – Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race took place in the square next to the Abbey. Teams of four, comprised of businesses, students and organisations competed for the coveted golden frying pan. Runners were required to flip their pancake five times during their run – no mean feat!

Our very own Fiona competed in a team with the Volunteer Centre – with a catchy name of Saltford Slipper Flippers! – and although they didn’t win the overall prize, they definitely won best dressed team!

After fiercely competitive races the eventual winners were Team Dubai from Bath College. Many congratulations!

The event raised funds for our hub, ensuring that we can continue to tackle food waste and food poverty in the local community. The total raised was an incredible £228.31!

A huge FoodCycle thank you to everyone who organised, took part, donated and spectated!

Congratulations to Fringe Arts Bath for making such a brilliant event happen.

Hear Scarlett from Fringe Arts Bath promoting the race on BBC Radio Bristol.

See a video of ITV West Country covering the event.

Teams Needed For Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016


Bath's Flippin' Pancake Race Poster 2016
Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race 2016

Bath’s Flippin’ Pancake Race is happening again this year on Shrove Tuesday, 9th February on Kingston Parade, next to Bath Abbey. The main race starts at 3.30pm and the kids race at 4pm.

Sign up your team of four to be in with a chance of winning the golden frying pan!

The £20 entry fee will be donated directly to our hub so that we can meet our fundraising target for the year and continue to tackle food waste and food poverty in the Bath area!

If you’re not running the race, be sure to go along and spectate!

Our thanks to Fringe Arts Bath!

Bath's Flippin' Pancake Race

Bath Christmas Market 2015

On Tuesday 8th December 2015 and for one day only we had a stall at the Bath Christmas Market to raise funds for our hub!

Our volunteers prepared by baking reindeer cakes and biscuits, making bracelets and keyrings, sewing bunting and aprons, making stands to display our items, writing chalkboards and many other tasks!

The magnificent grand total raised was….. £376.59!

That money will help our hub to provide healthy meals from surplus food for those in need in our local community for another year!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make it happen – festive bakers, bunting makers, stall helpers! You can be very pleased with what you managed to do with the opportunity given to us by the market!

And a massive thank you if you visited our stall and bought items or donated!

Hopefully we’ll see you again next year – better than ever!

See more photos from the Bath Christmas Market on our Facebook page.

Great Bath Bake Sale 2015

On Saturday 3rd October 2015 FoodCycle Bath were invited to take part in the Great Bath Bake Sale at Bath Abbey. The event was created in order to raise funds for the Abbey Footprint project that aims to save the floor from collapse and modernise facilities for visitors. All proceeds raised from the Bake Sale went to the Footprint project, Bath FoodCycle and FareShare SouthWest.

We had a full day of baking the day before at our usual location in the kitchen at St. Mary’s. Carol – our very own star baker – lead the effort with the help of various wonderful volunteers who spared a few hours or stayed the whole day.

We managed to bake quite a variety and quantity of cakes that proved very popular – Banana muffins, courgette cake, date & walnut, lemon drizzle, yoghurt semolina & rose water squares, zebra cake, fruit tart, gluten-free chocolate brownies, pineapple fruit cake, white chocolate & passion fruit loaf, apple slices, flower power cake and more … phew!

Is it possible to have too many cakes?
Of course not! “All caked out” is not a phrase in our vocabulary!

A ginormous thank you to all of our volunteer bakers and those who helped run the stall!

Read more about the Abbey Footprint fundraising appeal at

Great Bath Bake Sale 2015 - Cake SelectionGreat Bath Bake Sale 2015 - Pineapple Fruit CakeGreat Bath Bake Sale 2015 - Star Baker CarolGreat Bath Bake Sale 2015 - Flower Power CakeGreat Bath Bake Sale 2015 - The StallGreat Bath Bake Sale 2015 - Banana Muffins

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.