Recyke-a-bike (part of Fallin Community Enterprises) has been in operation since 2005. Through cycling, our aims are to relieve poverty within our community and improve health, education and the environment.
We began as a small recycling social enterprise that quickly grew into a job club, using bike recycling as work experience for our members. Over the years we've seen a lot of growth and now offer training services and cycling outreach work, in addition to our bike recycling and sales through our well stocked and modestly priced shop.
Our aims are to help people, our local community and environment by:
Supporting people into employment, education, training and volunteering.
Helping more people to choose cycling for low carbon transport, better health and wellbeing, and of course for fun.
Stopping bikes ending up in landfill.
Our vision is a healthy, economically and environmentally sustainable Scotland where vibrant communities work together making them great places to live, work and relax.
Our mission is to use cycling, bikes and social inclusion to change and improve lives across Scotland.
We will improve sustainability, poverty, health and wellbeing, social isolation, employability and cycling within the Scotland region.
•People are our greatest asset, everyone is part of the team, valued and respected whether paid, placement, volunteer, or customer.
•Anyone who wants to cycle should have access to a bike, cycle training and safe cycle infrastructure.
•Equality of opportunity should be a human right and we will work to improve people’s opportunities for work, life and cycling.
•Vocational jobs and qualifications are just as important to individuals and society, and we will support their achievement.
•We only have one planet and our work must be done in an environmentally responsible manner.
Put simply, we really want to get more people into work and more bikes into the community. Thank you for your support.
Comments from our happy customers:
"I never thought I would see the day my son would manage to ride a bike. Thank you so much for giving my son this opportunity."
"Great service and very happy with my purchase, which was smooth rolling and excellent through the gear change for a vintage bike. Testament to the bike mechanics - 10/10."
"Thank you so much for all the fun we had on our bikes...We feel more confident using our bikes after this programme."
- All at Lifestart, Forth Valley College.