What is a Bike Library?

 

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families.

Borrow a Bike!

These bikes can be used to partake in a range of activities to promote healthy living, social inclusion and to have fun! Activities may be as specific as a guided ride in the local community, a basic bike skills or maintenance course or simply just to give the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends.

Find out more about your local Bike Library HERE.

Donate a Bike!

Let someone new love your old bike. Even if they are broken or a little worse for wear, we will repair and recycle the bikes you donate, helping them find a new home in the community.*

There are so many benefits to you donating any old or unloved bikes. There'll be opportunities for children and adults to learn how to cycle, get involved in a wide range of fun cycling activities, improve their fitness and learn about local safe cycling routes and basic bike maintenance. We'll also be helping to reduce carbon emissions by getting people out of their cars and into the saddle, whilst reducing landfill and helping our environment.

Donation Stations are popping up around Yorkshire all the time - for full details of your local drop off point click on the button below. There are lots of locations and available times for you to pop along and donate a bike - if you can't see a local Donation Station straight away, keep checking - more and more will be added as the Bike Libraries scheme develops.

Find a Donation Station

*Unfortunately we cannot accept bikes that have been painted for decorative purposes.

 

Watch this video for an overview of the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries scheme

 

 

 

 
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Number of Donation Stations
122
Number of Bike Libraries
150
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