Angus Cycle Hub's story
We are an award winning not for profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting Cycling and Active Travel.
Our projects encourage people to lead healthier lives and reduce short car journeys and C02 emissions through cycling and bike reuse.
We run two community based hubs based in Arbroath and Dundee, Scotland and provide a variety of services to both the third sector and public sector to support the uptake of sustainable cycling.
In January 2015, Angus Cycle Hub was incorporated as a Community Interest Company Ltd. by guarantee (Not for Profit Social Enterprise), moving into shared community workspace at Voluntary Action Angus, Arbroath.
In June 2015, Angus Cycle Hub was awarded £70,000 via the NHS Community Innovation Fund and a regional Cycling Development Officer was put in place. In December 2015, Angus Cycle Hub moved into new dedicated premises and retail space at Gravesend, Arbroath after securing a service level agreement to collect and recycle the discarded bike waste from Angus Council recycling centres.
In 2019, to cope with demand, we moved to our new home, an old 19th century police station, at Market Place, Arbroath after securing a community asset lease on the building. Our bike recycling programme grew again and we subsequently secured additional warehousing due to the volume of bikes coming through our project.
In September 2021, we opened a second branch at the waterfront in Dundee to encourage and promote cycling after winning the tender for delivery of active travel services through Dundee City Council.
Useful learnings from Angus Cycle Hub
Understand there there is funding available and use it to help create sustainable strategies.