The Social Cycle Project is not currently running due to the coronavirus crisis. During the crisis we are focussing on our Hero Bikes scheme for key workers.
Please keep an eye on our this webpage and our social media for future updates on the Social Cycle Project.
The Social Cycle Project is a new initiative to encourage people in Perth to take up cycling and use their bikes more. We have partnered with Perth and Kinross Council, Perth College UHI, Perth Royal Infirmary and Zero Waste Perth, so we can understand what employees and students need to get cycling. As a result, we’re offering free bike loans, community Dr Bike sessions and guided rides to get you out on a bike and discover or rediscover the joy of cycling!
Free bike loans
If you don’t have a bike, you can borrow a recycled bike for a month or longer. It’s a great way to ‘try before you buy’ and learn more about what sort of bike suits you. We also loan accessories e.g. child seats so you could try doing the nursery run by bike!
First of all check you are eligible – loans are for adults living in Perth with proof of ID and address. Bikes come with lights and a lock, while helmets are available at a discount. No previous experience is needed because we’ll work with you to understand what you want to achieve. We can help with cycle training, finding the best routes around Perth and anything else bike-related! Finally, what do you have to do? We ask you to keep in touch, tell us about how you are using your bike, and complete a survey midway through the loan and when you return the bike.
To find out more call into The Bike Station – Perth or complete this online questionnaire so we can get in touch to discuss your needs.
Community Dr Bike sessions
If you have a bike but it’s been unloved in the shed for the last few years, bring it to Dr Bike for a free check up and repairs. Dr Bike is at the North Inch outside Bells Sports Centre on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, 10am – 1pm. We also run sessions at other pop up locations in and around Perth. See the list here or our facebook page for upcoming events.
Do you have a community event you would like Dr Bike to attend? Contact us using the form below.
Join others for rides in and around Perth and because you’ve earned it, coffee and cake afterwards to refuel! We’ll be offering rides at a range of distances so there is likely to be something for you. There’ll be quick outings for some fresh air and a chat, longer rides to build your miles up and family-friendly rides where you can bring the little ones and even borrow a trailer if needed! Look out for details of rides on our facebook page. For guidance on what to bring and how rides work see our terms and conditions.
Are you interested in led rides for a particular group or from a certain location in Perth? Get in touch using the form below, call into the Bike Station – Perth or phone us on 01738 444 430.