Not got a bike?
Bike sales have gone through the roof in 2020, and sometimes it can seem almost impossible to buy a bike anywhere. Apart from your local bike shop and the many bike brands which sell direct from the internet, there are a lot of good sources for second hand bikes.
Click here for our simple guide to buying a bike and where to get one.
Get That Old Bike Fixed Up
At the moment you can even get a government contribution of up to £50 to get your bike fixed up and safe to ride. There are participating bike repair shops throughout Scotland. Find out more here.
Below are some links to free resources where you can get more information to get you started on a bike.
Getting a bike
General advice on buying a bike:
You can save a lot by using the Cycle To Work scheme and buy a bike through your employer:
What size do I need?
Advice specific to Glasgow:
Edinburgh & Perth
Public cycle hire schemes
Bike tuition and skills
There are more free and inexpensive sources for advice on how to get into cycling available now than ever before. Some of the info is very good – here are some of the best ones:
Easyriders.cc – a fun, free video course to get you on the road.
Cycling Scotland – Scotland’s national cycling organisation – they manage a lot of cycle training in Scotland, including Bikeability (national training for kids).
Cycling UK – lots of ideas, training and advice from the long-standing UK organisation promoting the interests of cyclists and cycling .
Sustrans – big charity organisation making cycling and walking in the UK easier
British Cycling – official UK body for cycle sport and encouraging people into sport cycling
Scottish Cycling – Scotland specific part of British Cycling.
Or just type ‘free cycling advice’ into a search engine… the results will keep you busy for as long as you want!