The Bike Station’s mission is to develop environmentally sustainable communities by empowering people to have greater freedom of movement. Our programmes support healthier, happier and more affordable journeys. Using bicycles as a vehicle for social change is at the heart of everything we do.
Our bikes play a vital part in providing an affordable and reliable means of transport, helping contribute to an individual’s personal and financial wellbeing. Annually we save over 10,000 bikes a year from landfill and provide over 2,500 people with affordable refurbished bicycles.
Our diverse team of mechanics and volunteers refurbish bicycles which become the foundation for our community activities. The bikes not used for communities work are for sale in our shops.
Our community activity is well established, and across our programmes, we enable greater:
- Access to affordable bikes
- Mental health and confidence building
- Skills development and pathways to employment
We work with a range of communities across our programmes, including youth groups, employability charities, all-ability cycling groups, prisons, universities, nurseries and workplaces.