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Wee Spoke Hub

SHRUB Cooperative SHRUB Cooperative  •  2023-02-12  •  1 comment  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund  • 

Wee Spoke Hub by SHRUB Coop
Wee Spoke Hub by SHRUB Coop

Investment project code: 53

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The Wee Spoke Hub is an inclusive community bicycle hub and workshop space where we aim to help make cycling an affordable, attractive and accessible mode of sustainable transportation for everyday use. By applying to the Edinburgh Climate Community Fund, we aim to reopen the Wee Spoke Hub and design new workshops for under-represented groups in cycling, such as women, LGBTQ+ groups, BAME communities and people experiencing homelessness. 

The workshops will help us rebuild engagement to continue offering tools and expertise to those experiencing barriers to cycling and sustainable travel. Through our programme of activities, we will offer access to learning opportunities and mentoring; provide and help users gain affordable travel support to access services, leisure activities and job opportunities; and increase their independence and social connection.

Due to SHRUB’s deep implantation in the circular economy and its strong history of activism for ecological and social justice, the Wee Spoke Hub is particularly well-placed to offer access to the benefits of cycling to under-represented groups in the cycling community and help Edinburgh Council reach our goals for change to a better future.

Location: 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

Proposed on behalf of: SHRUB is a community-led organisation that provides the opportunities, resources and inspiration to enable the Edinburgh community to live a low-impact, climate-positive lifestyle. Everything we do is led by inclusion, accessibility and participatory democracy. Empowering our community to participate in decision-making and reducing the impacts of our standard behaviours across energy use, travel, and waste are core elements of our organisation. We provide a living laboratory to test and develop sustainable behaviours through our five main projects: the Swapshop, bike maintenance and cycle skills workshops at the Wee Spoke Hub, our Food Sharing Hub (Scotland's first rescued food shop), End-of-Term Collections and a programme of upcycling workshops and events online and at our central Edinburgh Zero Waste Hub.

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  • Published 2023-08-31

    Status changed to
    In Progress

    Volunteer Open Door Day

  • Published 2023-09-09

    Wee Spoke Hub Launch Day

  • Published 2023-09-15

    First Led Ride

  • Published 2023-09-30

    First DIY Session

  • Published 2023-10-01

    First Volunteer Social

  • Published 2023-10-15

    First Audience Specific Workshop

  • Published 2023-10-30

    Started a bike repair training group for women and non-binary volunteers

  • Published 2023-12-22

    project update published https://yourvoice.edinburgh.gov.uk/weespokehub