What Is A Bike Library?
A bike library operates in exactly the same way as a general library but books are replaced with bicycles.
Unwanted bicycles are donated to the library via one of our donation stations, amnesty days or by contacting us directly.
Bicycles are then sent to our workshop for inspection and any remedial work carried out before being made available for loan.
Bicycle loans are free of charge once you have registered as a member of our Bike Library. Registration is also free!
How To Register
Registration is free and easy; just collect a registration form from one of our donation stations, our stalls at community events or other community venues or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your registration is completed and approved, you can borrow a bike as a one-off, over a week or for longer periods by mutual agreement.
Bikes can be used for a one-off ride, sight-seeing when family or friends visit, while you have your own bike repaired, for Bikeability training, access to work or just to try different bikes out.
Registrations must be countersigned by a responsible adult aged 18 years or over with proof of home address.
Donating Unwanted Bikes
Do you have a garage full of unused bikes that have been out-grown or need repair? Why not donate your unwanted bikes to our bike library project and benefit members of your community that don’t have access to a bicycle?
Bikes can be donated at anyone of our donations stations - see the link below - or by emailing us at email@example.com where we will be happy to collect them if you can’t get your bikes to a donation station.
Every year 1000’s of bikes go into household recycling sites, with the majority crushed up as scrap; we would love to change this by making these bikes available for use in our community.