learn to take care of your bike!

🏢 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

🕐 By appointment

What We Do

The Wee Spoke Hub is a welcoming workshop space where tools and expertise are provided by our volunteers and mechanic to help you learn the skills to take care of your bike.

We have a range of refurbished bikes and second hand parts for sale and we are currently available for bike repair bookings so drop our wonderful Mechanic, Anna, an email to arrange a slot at weespokehub@shrubcoop.org or call on 0131 358 3637. We are also open between 10.30am and 5.30pm on Mondays so please swing by!

At the Wee Spoke Hub, we aim to help make cycling affordable, attractive and accessible mode of transport for everyday use. Because of this, we have introduced an Accessible Tiered Pricing System, to allow us to operate in line with our core values.

Tiered System

Tier 1 - @cost (75% of our published prices) for those unemployed or on less than Scottish Living Wage of £9.50 an hour.

Tier 2 - @ 90% of our published prices for those under Scottish Median Wage of £24897 per annum.

Tier 3 - @ 100% of industry standard with the option to donate more in support of our community and outreach programmes for those earning Scottish Median Wage of £24897 per annum or above.

Tier 4 - If you are in the top 1%, then we’ll charge you a flat £1k for your bike repair or refurbished bike! All profits will go to supporting our outreach work and helping those in need get up and running on 2 wheels!

The Wee Spoke Hub is part funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Gannochy Trust and the Bank of Scotland Foundation. The Smarter Choices Smarter Places is a Paths for All’s programme funded by Transport Scotland.

This funding is enabling us to restart our much-loved Fix Your Own Bike workshops; volunteer programme and offer some exciting new cycle-focused activities to help folk develop a love of bikes and biking! Keep your eye on this page, our social media and newsletter for information about dates for these activities and workshops coming soon!

Our impact

The Wee Spoke Hub has saved approximately 22.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions through its activities between 2018-2019.

We helped over 450 people to fix their own bikes in 2018 and the Wee Spoke Hub is currently supporting the community to cycle over 5000 miles each week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Covid-19 safety precautions are we taking?

We have implemented comprehensive Covid-19 safety assessments and adjustments in the Wee Spoke Hub, including introducing hand sanitizer stations, social distancing measures, a one way system and limiting the number of people in the space at once. Everyone entering the Wee Spoke Hub will be asked to wear a face covering unless exempt, and our mechanic and volunteers will all be wearing face coverings.

Is the Wee Spoke Hub accessible?

The Wee Spoke Hub workshop space is on the ground floor. There is a step to the toilets and are therefore not wheelchair accessible.
All our toilets are gender neutral.

If you have further questions regarding accessibility before a visit, please contact the Wee Spoke Hub on 0131 358 3637.

Is there nearby bicycle parking?

There is outdoor bicycle parking on Chambers street, near the National Museum and on Cowgate, at the bottom of Guthrie street. We have indoor cycle racks for our workshop users.

What bus routes are you on?

The Wee Spoke Hub is located between the National Museum of Scotland and Cowgate and following bus routes will take you nearby;

George IV Bridge routes: 67, 42, 41, 23, 27
Chamber Street routes: 35, 45
South Bridge routes: 37, 7, 31, 29, 3, 8, 33, 49, 5, 30, 14

Is there parking nearby?

The closest car park is a 7 minute walk away;

NCP Car Park

2 Viewcraig Gardens, Edinburgh, EH8 9UN

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SHRUB Coop is supported through a combination of grant funding and generous donations from our community. We’re grateful for all their support. Find out more about our grant funders by clicking on the logos above.