Donate a bike

Donate a bike

We accept donations on Fridays between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM at both our Perth and Edinburgh branches.

At The Bike Station, we are committed to refurbishing donated bikes, re-using their components and giving them a new lease of life.

Your donated bike could help us provide someone with a safe, affordable and fun way to make their journeys.

What bikes do we accept?

We accept the good, bad, and even the ugly, any bikes or bike parts and accessories are acceptable.

Our mechanics evaluate each bike donated. Some bikes are refurbished, while others are used for parts. So, either way, your bike avoids the landfill and supports a sustainable circular economy.

Learn more about our bikes.

How to donate

You can drop off bikes at any of our branches Edinburgh or Perth.

Please bring your bike for a contactless drop-off every Friday between 10.00 am-4.30 pm.

In Edinburgh, please simply leave your donated bike next to the ‘Donate a Bike’ sign outside our warehouse (three doors up from the shop: number 244).

In Perth, please leave donations next to the ‘Donate a Bike’ sign just inside the main door of the shop.

Give us a wave to let our team know you have left something. We’ll probably not come out for our usual bike-related chatter, as we’re focussing on building bikes and limiting face-to-face interactions if we can.

Bike Collection

Due to Covid-19, we’ve had to stop our collections service, do monitor our social media for updated on this.

Please contact us if you have any questions on donations.

Fleet Donation

We consider a fleet to be 5 or more bikes, we ask anyone who has a fleet they want to donate to contact us a head of time to ensure we can help with the drop-off.

Contact rich@thebikestation.org.uk to discuss.

What to do with Abandoned Bikes

At the Bike Station we regularly receive emails, calls and tweets from people looking for us to remove an abandoned bike from their tenement stairwell or workplace.

Whilst we appreciate that abandoned bikes in a tenement or flat stairwells can be an annoyance as well as a safety hazard, the Bike Station is unable to remove abandoned bikes from public or private areas unless specifically requested to do so by the owner of the bicycle in question.

In the first instance, you should attempt to contact the owner of the bicycle by leaving a note on the bicycle. If that fails then please call your local Police search and recovery team by telephoning 101.

You can also contact your local Council and/or Councillor to inform them of the problem.