Wee Spoke Hub

22 t
Est. annual reduction in carbon
emissions (tonnes CO2 eq)

450
Est. number of people
who benefit directly

A volunteer with a bike they repaired!
The front of our bike shop on Guthrie Street
Our tool selection in our Wee Spoke Hub

Our story

We are a part of SHRUB Coop, an Edinburgh-based cooperative working towards a world without waste!

- We sell second-hand and brand new bike parts.
- We have trained mechanics who can fix your bike.
- We repair bikes that have been donated and sell them on at a reasonable price.
- We run DIY bike repair sessions where you can learn to fix your bike yourself.

We are different to other bike shops because we are an inclusive bike space that takes the environmental impact into consideration for every decision we make.

We have an Accessible Pricing System which means we are deliberately inexpensive compared to many other retailers. We are also a non-profit organization, so any money we make goes back into the community. People and planet come first!

Our advice

Our Accessible Pricing System has been well-received because it gives people access to purchasing bikes or bike parts at rates that are fair.

We have found that the more community-focused we are, the better-connected we become as we have developed a strong network and multiple partnerships due to our reputation as member-led and community organisation.

Our metrics

  • The Wee Spoke Hub has saved approximately 22.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions through its activities over our last full year.
  • We helped over 450 people to fix their own bikes in 2018 and the Wee Spoke Hub is currently supporting the community to cycle over 5000 miles each week.

Read more: https://www.shrubcoop.org/working-groups/wee-spoke-hub/

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