The Bike Station is Edinburgh's bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. They repair unwanted bikes and put them back on the road, provide bike maintenance training, and refurbish bikes to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Donations: Mon-Sat 10-5pm (until 8pm Wed); Fix Your Own Bike: Wed 4-8pm, Sat 12-4pm. A collection service is available.
If you live in East Lothian you can take your old bike to the Community Recycling Centres at Kinwegar or North Berwick and The Bike Station will collect from there. See Community Recycling Centres East Lothian.
T: 0131 668 1996
Bikes can be taken to the Reuse Cabins in Edinburgh. See Community Recycling Centres Edinburgh.
Brake the Cycle take old and unwanted bikes and renovate them. The bikes are then given away to community organisations (and other orgs), youth groups and children.
The Brake the Cycle team will collect your bike for free and take it to one of their workshops.
Units 1 & 2, North Leith Sands
Lindsay Road Industrial Estate
T: 0131 554 4017/07778 001 446
The Community Inclusion Team at West Lothian Council repair and refurbish bicycles for donation to community groups and schools. Bikes can be taken to the West Lothian Community Recycling Centres (See Community Recycling Centres West Lothian) or to the following address:
Units 4 & 5
T: 01506 773 665
Reiver Industries accepts bikes and will refurbish them to give to charities locally and overseas. Collections available from central Borders areas.
Linglie Mill, Unit 5
Riverside Industrial Estate
T: 01750 227 82
For local bike repair shops see the Yellow Pages or W: www.yell.com.
The Bike Station offer bike maintenance training. See above for contacts.