We were wondering why you had all gone quiet and had stopped sending us email message via our website. After a wee bit of poking around, we have just found that all our contact forms were sending your messages to spam. Sorry about this, we have fixed now and would really love to hear from you again.
*Festive Greetings and Happy New Year
from The Bike Station team!*
Please note that we will be closed from
5pm 22nd December 2018 until
5th January 2019 .
We will reopen the shop at 10am on Saturday 5th January 2019!*
Recycle to Cycle – The Bike Station AGM
Sunday 13th January 3.30pm
@ The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1UU
You are invited to attend the Recycle to Cycle Ltd AGM as an opportunity to reflect on the past year of activity and to elect the Board of Directors for the coming year.
The meeting will start at 3.30pm on Sunday 13th January 2019. There will be a short presentation on the work of The Bike Station by our Chair, Alan Brown followed by the formal business of the meeting.
You are also invited to join us for a social catch up afterwards.
We hope you will be able to join us.
Chair of Recycle to Cycle
New CEO Sasha Taylor to lead the Bike Station in seeking new challenges and opportunities to break down barriers to cycling across Scotland.
The Bike Station is delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Sasha Taylor who took up post on 16 October 2018.
Most recently with Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Charity, Sasha has a track record of innovation, creativity and successful business development. Prior to this role Sasha had worked with a range of third sector organisations focused on challenging inequality and improving lives and so brings to the role of Bike Station CEO a broad and deep experience of working with diverse communities. We are excited and delighted to welcome her on board and look forward to to working with her to to deliver our mission in removing the barriers that stand between people and cycling in Scotland.
Sasha Taylor said, “I am thrilled to take up role at Chief Executive for The Bike Station. Scotland has an opportunity to lead the way in sustainable and affordable active travel; benefiting individuals, communities and protecting our environment. The Bike Station has a respected place within our communities, as the place to go for affordable bikes, built and serviced by our passionate, experienced and talented mechanics. With continued support and donations from the public and with the enthusiasm and expertise of our team The Bike Station is well placed to ensure the benefits and joys of riding a bike for both adventure and travel are available to all.”
Chair of the Bike Station Alan Brown said, “This is both a challenging and exciting time for the Bike Station and we are incredibly lucky to have secured Sasha’s expertise. She’s bringing us not just drive, energy and in-depth knowledge of the third sector but also a great deal of bike and cycling knowledge. I know that the whole board is looking forward to working with Sasha to secure our future and spread cycling far and wide into Scottish society.”
About The Bike Station
The Bike Station is a social enterprise dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland, with sites in Edinburgh and Perth (Dundee opening soon). We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help people across Scotland get cycling for better mental and physical health, and for the health of the environment. We help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and to repair them themselves. As a charitable company we also support our activities through grant funding Beginning as an informal primary school bike swap nearly 20 years ago, we have since grown to become a Scotland-wide professional bicycle recycling business. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits, and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road.
We were really happy to offer over refurbished kids bikes to the Brake the Cycle project today. The bikes had been donated to us by the public and then refurbished through our prisons projects before being handed over to the team at Brake the Cycle.
Brake the Cycle is an Edinburgh City Council lead recycling project which takes old and unwanted bikes and renovates them. The bikes are then given away for free to community groups, and youth groups, or to individual people and the project offers those a bike who, under their normal circumstance, may not be able to afford one.
If you would like to find out more, or even apply for a bike yourself or for someone you know, please follow the link below: