Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailer (BSAR)
The ‘local bike shop’ is at the heart of a cycle friendly community, often providing people’s first experience of cycling. Through the Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailer pilot, Cycling Scotland hopes to highlight and promote the positive role of bike shops and the cycle industry.
Bikeability Scotland is the national cycle training programme for school children. More than 300,000children have gone through Bikeability Scotland since its launch in 2010. In the past year over 43,000 children have received cycling training, a key life skill for the next generation.
We designed the Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailer initiative to promote the programme and partner stores, whilst informing and advising customers to make informed choices when buying and maintaining bikes for children.
All Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailers sign a pledge to:
✔ provide independent advice to customers when looking for bikes appropriate for Bikeability Scotland training.
✔ provide reassurance to customers that new or recently purchased bikes are fit for purpose and ‘Bikeability Scotland Ready’.
✔ ensure all staff are informed about the Bikeability Scotland programme, through completion of the Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailer Staff training.
✔ support customers to undertake their own pre-training bike health checks.
✔ champion the aims and objectives of Bikeability Scotland, in encouraging young people to develop the skills and confidence to make independent trips by bike.
Buy with confidence from one of our approved retailers today.
Please find Bikeability Scotland Approved Retailers on our map below.