The Bike Station Perth opened its doors on a new base, the former Peddie’s warehouse at 284 High Street, marking a huge expansion for the Bike Station Perth which has operated from a Mid Friarton Industrial Estate site since 2010 – and giving the large empty city centre property a brand new lease of life.
This new 5,500 square foot space puts our services into a central location with easy access to public transport hubs and adjacent parking.
The Bike Station Perth’s team of six staff and local community volunteers will be able to collect, refurbish and sell (at reasonable prices) many more bikes for all ages, as well as offering an expanded repair and servicing facility.
The Bike Station team collects bikes taken to recycling centres in Perth and Kinross and, along with those donated directly to their shop, carefully services them before selling them on, complete with a three-month warranty, for many more years of use.
Since it opened in 2010, over 22,000 bikes have been collected from throughout Perth and Kinross, with 333 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill. Many of the bikes have only slight faults like punctures – some have been outgrown by their former young owners, and others are just unwanted and unused.
Bike Station board member and environment vice-convener, Councillor Mike Williamson, said: “The opportunity to reuse and recycle bikes in Perth and Kinross has just become even easier. The Bike Station Perth is now in the city centre, which can only be a positive thing for residents, the environment and the charity.”
Mark Sinclair, manager of The Bike Station Perth, added: “Our team is dedicated to cycling, checking, sorting, cleaning bikes, and we want to help encourage you to get on your bike with us and enjoy getting a little fitter in body and mind.
“We have worked really hard as a team to move as fast as possible into this really exciting new building, and once complete we will be able to offer our customers an amazing experience, with more bikes and accessories on display in our showroom. Our repair and servicing facility will also be improved to offer a more customer friendly experience.”