Glasgow Bike Station
29th April 2016
We have three main objectives which we structure all our work around:
1) To encourage and promote good mental and physical health through encouraging people to cycle.
2) To help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and to be able to repair them themselves.
3) To help the environment by recycling and by promoting cycling as a means of transport.
To achieve our aims, our core activity is the sale of refurbished adult and children’s bicycles. In addition we teach cycle training and bike maintenance training in store and in communities and schools.
Helped 63 employers achieve the Cycle Friendly Employer Award.
Delivery of Play on Pedals. Funded by the People’s Post Code Lottery, the aim is to teach all pre-school children in Glasgow how to cycle.
‘Build Your Own Bike’ project for refugees and women with addiction related issues. Funded by the Bank of Scotland.
Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people aged 15-21 (NEET) Funded by the Big Lottery and Comic Relief.
Social Ride programme funded by Cycling Scotland has provided 560 with the opportunity to cycle.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Gregory Chauvet, Herald Society Awards 2015
Glasgow Business Awards 2014: Sustainable Development Category: shortlisted
Scottish Green Apple Environmental Awards 2014: Bronze medal winner
Grow Green Award 2012 Winner
Over 12,000 bikes have been donated - a saving of 1798 tonnes of CO2e from entering the environment
Over 5285 recycled bikes are back on the road thanks to this service.
8737 parts have been sold and are now in circulation
Delivery of National Standards Cycle Training – 654 people have learned how to cycle
6541 bikes have been serviced by our Dr Bike service
560 people have learned how to fix their bikes
5045 people have utilised our Fix Your Own Bike service.
590 people attending a social ride since 2014.
Maintain, manage and redistribute 500 Next bike city hire bikes