As part of the STV Appeal we took our Smoothie Bike along to Murrayfield Primary School when they were visited by Sean Batty as part of their Bikeability launch.
As usual our highly decorative Smoothie Bike attracted lots of attention. Other pupils learnt how to repair a puncture, although this quickly evolved into a competition between the boys and girls to see who could inflate an inner tube quickest!
Many thanks to the Staff and Pupils for a very warm welcome.
Our Smoothie Bike is available to hire and WLBL is ready to assist other schools in their efforts to promote cycling.
Check out some pictures from the day at the STV Appeal’s official social media sites.
Bike lending libraries were originally set up as a project by West Lothian Council’s Health Improvement Team. They saw the development of a number of community-led bike lending libraries across West Lothian, as well as an All Ability Cycling project using adaptive bikes for those who need additional support to cycle.
The project has grown with funding support from the council, NHS, Cycling Scotland and Transport Scotland’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places fund, and invaluable contributions of volunteers and community organisations across West Lothian.
We’re pleased to say the West Lothian Bike Library is now a not-for-profit community organisation, as of summer 2017. We’re excited about this new chapter in our efforts to mainstream cycling and make it an inclusive activity for all.
This website aims to provide information on the core services offered by the West Lothian Bike Library. We hope you’ll also use it to get involved in our project, whether as a user or a volunteer. We need your support, so get in touch if you can offer any time and skills to the organisation.