What We Do
Bikeworks Fife Ltd is a Social Enterprise company based in Glenrothes Fife.
Bikeworks collects donated and unwanted bikes from Fife Council Recycling Centres, and where possible remanufactures these to support local charities and to sell to the public.
Our primary objective is to recycle bikes that would otherwise end up in landfill and make these useable for the benefit of the local community.
Bikeworks was established in 2008 and has charitable status. The facility in Glenrothes is a professionally run Workshop with both tools and supervision available in a friendly working environment. Staffed largely by volunteers, we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable community space.
In 2017 Bikeworks was awarded Project Funding from Cycling Scotland to provide bikes and helmets to disadvantaged families identified by local partner charities. This initial phase of the Bike Life Fife Project was conceived and developed by Bikeworks and delivered in partnership with Fife Women’s Aid. Cycling Scotland funded the Project as part of the Cycle Friendly Community Development Grant scheme to provide safe, roadworthy bikes to vulnerable children and families.
We aim to recover as many bikes as possible from Recycling Centres, make these safe and reliable, and provide them to people who would otherwise not have a bike to enjoy cycling.
Bikeworks in partnership with Fife Council has containers for the collection of unwanted cycles located at each of the councils recycling depots. Those cycles that are suitable are meticulously refurbished, safety checked and resold.
Cycles that are unfit for use are stripped down for usable parts, with the remaining material being sorted for recycling.
This system also applies to cycles kindly donated by members of the public and various other organisations.
Bikeworks has partnerships and working practices in place to allow for the repair and maintenance of cycles for both the general public and specific organisations.
Two of Bikeworks current members are qualified cycle mechanics (City & Guilds qualified). These members run the workshop and provide support and supervision for a number of community based organisations and individuals. Thus, Bikeworks is able to offer a wide range of cycle related services and courses both within its premises and off-site with its respective partners.