Who are we?
West Lothian Bike Library is a not for profit, community interest company. We help people to get active and connected through cycling and associated activity. We aim to tackle inequalities in health by making cycling an activity for all, regardless of background, income or ability.
Our projects and activities aim to improve health and increase independence, confidence, employability and skills. Where cost is a barrier to cycling, we donate and/or loan free of charge recycled bikes to those in need.
We offer low cost repairs and sales of recycled bikes meaning more people can own a bike and keep it on the road cheaply, whilst raising funds to enable us to donate services to those who need them.
We have a smoothie bike available to rent, can offer bike checks, cycle training, led rides, maintenance advice, security marking and much more, including advice on All Ability Cycling using adaptive bikes. Find out more about our services here. We accept donated bikes in all conditions and for all ages (including balance bikes). From time to time we have affordable cycling / outdoor clothing for sale (children and adult sizes), donated from the West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network.
If you would like to donate a bike or make use of any of our services, please contact us for further information.
To find out more about physical activity and health inequalities, head to this NHS Health Scotland webpage.
Where are we?
As an organisation, we are based in Livingston at the Crofthead Community Centre. You can find us at Crofthead Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm, and other times by appointment.