Each year we create a report to showcase and celebrate the positive impact we have created through our community programmes, skills development, bike refurbishing and much more.
The Bike Station in 2023
Sustainability and the Circular Economy.
In 20233, we recycled around 4.02 tonnes of old bicycle tires - saving them from landfill. Our dedication to keeping bikes in circulation means our refurbished bikes come with a much lower carbon, waste and water footprint than a new bike.
Making kids bikes more accessible.
In 2023, 578 people signed up to The Wee Bike Library. Did you know? The Wee Bike Library reinforces and champions the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - Article 31, the right to play and rest.
Creating accessible active travel.
240 participants were referred to our Shifting Gears programme from 12 different partner charities and organisations. 2 people from the 22/23 Shifting Gears programme have gone on to permanent employment at The Bike Station.
Our Dedicated Volunteers
The Bike Station's mission is made possible by our 37 dedicated volunteers, each contributing to our team. Did you know? At The Bike Station, we have 9 volunteers who have been volunteering with us for over 10 years!
Our Work within a Policy Context
We are more than just a bike shop; we play our part in creating change for a sustainable future. Beyond wheels and pedals, our commitment to a circular economy and community-driven projects, such as The Wee Bike Library, exemplifies our dedication to shaping inclusive, resilient communities. We want to pedal towards a future where sustainability and community impact intertwine.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
At the heart of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable development goals, an urgent call for action from all United Nations Member States, of which Scotland, as part of the United Kingdom, is a part of. At The Bike Station, we play a key role in working towards a sustainable future. Our work demonstrates a key focus around the SDG’s, particularly goals 3, 10, 11, 12 and 13.