Seven months after my accident, my boyfriend Andrew and I finally put together my bike! Edinburgh is no Amsterdam, but it has a few good trails around Leith and along the old railroad tracks. Plus, it’s great being to explore Holyrood Park on bike rather than just on foot.
At the moment, Andrew and I are sharing my bike, but he hopes to get second-hand one tomorrow at The Bike Station,”a community project that accepts donated bikes from members of the public and recycles them for use by priority groups of people such as the long term unemployed, those who have been homeless and those with mental health problems. A proportion of renovated bikes are sold to raise funds.”
If you’d like to support a fantastic organization, as well as purchase an inexpensive, refurbished adult bike, visit The Bike Station on Saturdays from 10:30am-4:30pm. Kids bikes are sold from 2:00-4:00pm. Get there early, so you get the first pick.
Photo by flickr user psd
Andrew still doesn’t have a bike! 😦 There was a huge line at The Bike Station, so by the time Andrew and his friend got into the store, most of the bikes were gone. He’ll try his luck again soon. If you have any suggestions, let me know.