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The Bike Station Perth - Tue 13 September 2022 - Perth, Scotland (© photographer - Andy Ca

Our flagship community programme

Shifting Gears is a grassroots community led project that has been operating since April 2021 in Perth and Edinburgh. The aim of the programme is to to support and work with individuals who have been typically underrepresented or excluded from sustainable travel programmes.

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How it works 

Participants are referred to the Shifting Gears programme from any one of our partner organisations. From there, the programme has three distinct elements. 

Two people next to a bicycle

Bike referrals and distribution 

All participants receive a free bike, lock, lights and helmet. 

Two people riding bicycles in the sun

Cycling lessons, group rides and maintenance 

We offer a variety of lessons and classes to build confidence and skills. 

Check out our FAQs below

Case study

Check out the video below which shows the journey of Kaden, one of our Shifting Gears participants.

"I always felt refreshed after a ride and that I’d achieved something instead of just sitting around on my bum."

William James


Our Impact

How we got on with our 2021/22 programme


Bikes refurbished and distributed

with lights, lock and helmets.


Cycling lessons run

including 1-2-1, group lessons and group rides.


Staff member recruited

full-time to The Bike Station who came through the Shifting Gears programme.

Want a more in-depth look at the impacts of our programme? Check out our 2021/22 reports below.

Support Us

All the great work carry out through out community partners is made possible by our generous funders and supporters. If you are as passionate as we are about equality and access for all within cycling, please consider supporting us.

Our Partners

We work with a number of partner organisations across Edinburgh and Perth to help us reach participants for the Shifting Gears programme.

Edinburgh Partners

Perth Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

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