|Timestamp||Overall how satisfied were you with the tour?||What were the best/ your favourite bits of the tour?||What were the worst/ you least favourite bits of the tour?||What could be done differently/ better?||How much do you think people might happily pay for such a tour?||Would you recommend the tour to your friends?||If yes, could you please write a testimonial?||Any other comments, thoughts or suggestions:||What was your favourite project?|
|21/08/2015 14:02:21||Very satisfied||30£||Yes|
|21/08/2015 15:23:57||Very satisfied|
Each of the places where we stopped were really fantastic and the hosts were all very generous with their time. Thank you as well for providing such thorough and interesting context to the day.
|As using a Boris bike was suggested as part of the tour, I'd assumed this would be figured into the route and planned stops. I would have preferred to find a bike to borrow than pay £40 for the day (was a bit of a shock when I checked my account)! I understand that this was the first time the tour was run, but definitely something to consider for next time.||Planning a circular route so we could finish where we were easily able to go home. I'd have loved to see more and speak with more people. ||10||Yes||Cycling between the various projects gave a real sense of the interconnectedness of the city and London suddenly felt more human. The projects we visited were inspiring and diverse and showed that a different way of doing things is not only possible, but is happening right now. |
Josef shared his extensive knowledge and contagious enthusiasm throughout the day and I would highly recommend this tour to absolutely anyone.
|22/08/2015 11:33:47||Very satisfied||There were so many highlights, going to The Hive, the Hack Space, meeting Sergio who was so warm and inviting. Sandford at the end was truly remarkable at the end as well. Being with the group was also wonderful.||Finishing late and having to get home in darkness.|
Lunch was great but it took too long for all of us to eat.
|I think providing details of the route and where we were going in advance would have made it better. It would also have made things more structured. The route was quite convoluted and quite taxing by the end.|
We maybe went to one or two places to many.
Everyone should have their own bikes and locks.
Maybe a smaller group too.
|£40-£50 (mabye more)||Yes||This cycle tour was a beautiful way to see London and especially all the new ways that London is being re-imagined and re-claimed. All the projects allowed us to connect to wonderful people and see in practice what is happening with co-operatives. We were also allowed to seek their advice and knowledge as well. Josef was a patient and well connected guide. He could have shown us so much more.|
|Josef has great knowledge and I think more structure would help it come out for the whole group.|
|22/08/2015 11:58:36||Very satisfied||In addition to the fantastic pit-stops along the way, I loved the route in between. I saw London city in a different way - riding along canals, through graveyards, by city farms, through parks and up back streets. It was eye-opening and beautiful.||The whole day was fantastic. |
Although I didn't have a Santander bike myself I did notice that it caused a bit of an issue for some people that would have preferred to drop the bikes back at more regular intervals to save money. It might be a good idea for people to bring own bikes or, if not, to have a good map of where the different Santander stops are.
|As above.||£15 (though this is after the experience! May be worth asking for payment afterwards)||Yes||This was one of my most memorable and enjoyable days out in London. It was so different. I do not regularly cycle in the city (in fact, this was my first day cycling in the city) and was a little nervous. But the sun was shining, Josef was a super-confident, enthusiastic leader and took us on a true adventure of inspiring grass-roots and community projects and initiatives happening around London. Wherever we went we were welcomed. The whole atmosphere of the day was one of inspiration and awe at what ordinary people are doing everywhere around the city behind the scenes. It was a powerful experiential learning experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in new ways of organising and collaborating.|
|21/09/2015 12:54:18||Very satisfied||I loved the hackspace, the Greenwich coop development agency and the hive. Sanford housing coop was lovely too.||I think the timing of the tour needs refinement (ended pretty late and kept Sergio waiting for a while) - and we ended up cycling quite a long way at one point, would have been nice to break the journey up with a few more stops. However, completely understand that these were probably time-restricted problems...||The timing - and perhaps more open decision-making about where to go - could decide sociocracy-style as an added element of education (although this might be quite time consuming and you need to give the places you go warning....just a thought though!)||£10||Yes||This tour really opens your eyes to the exciting cooperative and commons activities happening on the ground in London - I had no idea there was such cool stuff happening. Great way to spend a day - active and enlightening!||I think you could offer this tour to the Forum for the Future MA course. Having graduated recently myself, it would have been good to have been aware of some of the new economy activities happening in London from the beginning. I think the timetable gets pretty packed, but could suggest it to them as something to do in their own time. I think the person to contact would be Carol you can say that Daniel Ford suggested it as an option if you like. |
Thanks for a fun day!