Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Centre

The Edinburgh ABC has now closed

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
CVS Falkirk Falkirk Falkirk
Lochore Meadows Country Park Lochore Fife
Melo Velo Barrhead East Renfrewshire

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