Access to suitable and affordable bikes is a priority to help more people cycle in Scotland, improving public health and helping us tackle the climate emergency. Bike reuse, repair and recycling creates skills and employment opportunities, as well as diverting waste from landfill and it can also generate income for social enterprises.
Cycling Scotland and partners, Scottish Enterprise and Zero Waste Scotland, commissioned research to explore bike reuse and circular business models across Europe and Scotland, outlining best practice and potential for growth.
A combined total of £1,795,136 has been awarded to 173 organisations across Scotland to improve facilities and support increased cycling and active travel.
Almost 200 organisations run access to bikes schemes in Scotland, which include fleets of pool bikes, bike loans for events, public bike hire, cycle to work schemes and bike recycling schemes. Find out more in our 2020 report.
Executive summary, including findings and recommendations, from our 2020 access to bikes report.