Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Centre
Despite many applications, we were unable to secure enough funding to allow the project to continue in a sustainable way, and had to make the very difficult decision to close down the project. The Edinburgh ABC was principally funded from grants, trusts and donations. In the last year, this section of the funding landscape has been under tremendous pressure; many sources of funding have closed, or have changed their profile to offer much-needed coronavirus-response grants. Like many others, we tried to adapt what we do, but in the end, it wasn’t possible to carry on what we do without long-term funding.
We know that the ABC has made a real and lasting impression on all those who have used the service and understand that this will be a great loss to many of our participants. The delivery team, volunteers, and Cycling UK in Scotland team are all extremely proud of what we have achieved since the project launched in 2015. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that we have changed lives by making cycling and walking more accessible to people who thought that it wasn’t an activity for them. We are in discussions with partners regarding the ABC's cycles and whether another organisation can run activities using them.
We will update our social media as soon as we have any further information.
Other inclusive cycle centres in Scotland
Find your closest inclusive cycle centres in Scotland:
|Centre name||Town/city||Local Authority|
|Highland Cycle Ability Centre||Cantray||Highlands|
|Let’s Get Biking||Dumfries||Dumfries & Galloway|
|Free Wheel North||Glasgow||Glasgow|
|Scottish Cycling Disability Hub, Castle Semple centre||Lochwinnoch||Renfrewshire Council|
|Scottish Cycling Disability Hub,Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome||Glasgow||Glasgow|
|Blazing Saddles (Fabb bikes)||Falkirk||Falkirk|
|Lochore Meadows Country Park||Lochore||Fife|
|Melo Velo||Barrhead||East Renfrewshire|