Angus Cycle Hub

Business, Community • Angus, Dundee City

Repurposing bikes and supporting and promoting community active travel

  • We have collected over 13
  • 000 bikes
  • equal to over 160 tons of waste

Angus Cycle Hub's story

Angus Cycle Hub have a service-level agreement with Angus Council to recycle all bicycle waste in the Angus region to provide low cost access to bicycles for local people. Saving and re-donating bikes to our members has allowed them to cover over 170,000km, which saves the equivalent of approximately 33,000 kilograms of carbon annually.

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 that there is funding available and use it to help create sustainable strategies.

Angus Cycle Hub's metrics

Uptake of bikes.

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Angus, Dundee City

Response to climate crisis

Mitigation & Adaptation




Business, Community, 10 to 49 people

Shared by

Dundee City Council

Updated Nov, 2023

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