Please Note - Wee Spoke Hub is currently on hiatus!
We are an Edinburgh-based bike shop with a difference!
We are currently part of the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme!
This is providing free repairs and maintenance to people who need it most, to get thousands of people across the country on their bikes.
It’s funded by Transport Scotland and administered by Cycling UK to provide free repairs up to the value of £50.
The coronavirus crisis has hit many people hard, so we know it can be difficult to pay for essential bike repairs.
If you’d struggle to afford bike maintenance right now, just contact us and get your repair booked in.
What else do we do?
What makes us different?
Closed until further notice
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 email@example.com or call on 0131 220 1884.
At the Wee Spoke Hub, we aim to help make cycling an 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.
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!
The Wee Spoke Hub has saved approximately 22.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions through its activities over our last full year.
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.
We have implemented comprehensive Covid-19 safety assessments and adjustments in the Wee Spoke Hub, including introducing hand sanitiser 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.
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 220 1884.
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.
The Wee Spoke Hub is located between the National Museum of Scotland and Cowgate and the 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
The closest car park is a 7 minute walk away;
NCP Car Park
2 Viewcraig Gardens, Edinburgh, EH8 9UN
13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
Contact our mechanic and coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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