Friday 18 Aug 2006


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
What: 12 bikes being donated to the Children’s Hospital Association Scotland by the Bike Station on behalf of Network Rail Where: The Bike Station, Waverley Station, Edinburgh When: 2pm, Monday 21 August, 2006 NB: All attendees should sign in at Waverley station reception, opposite the entrance to platform one, from 1.30pm onwards Media contact: Lachlan McGoldrick 07917 775 805 Edinburgh Waverley Station’s Bike Station is to donate a dozen bicycles to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland to thank Network Rail for their support during its tenure at the station. The phenomenal success of the Bike Station means that it now has to move to bigger premises. During its three years at the station, the Bike Station has processed more than 4,000 bikes, half of which were refurbished and sold or donated to community groups.  The other half were used for spare parts or recycled.  In all, it has kept roughly 60 tonnes of waste out of landfill. The 40 volunteer staff of the Bike Station will continue to run the free bike repair workshops, puncture repair classes and the build your own bike courses that they offer to the public and community groups at their new premises at 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh from September 2006.  “We owe a big thank you to the Network Rail team at Waverley, they’ve really helped us to do this work and to expand our activities over the last three years, and we would like to invite the public to continue to visit us at our new larger premises at 250 Causewayside, Newington,” said Bike Station manager Mark Sydenham. “The Network Rail team at Waverley have been delighted to support the Bike Station during their time with us and we will continue in this by donating any abandoned cycles at Waverley to them and in our volunteers work with them. We all wish the Bike Station the best of luck for the future” said Network Rail’s Station Manager, Juliet Donnachie.

Notes to editors

- The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland runs hospices for children in Balloch and Kinross. They provide accommodation for seriously ill children in a fun environment with expert care on hand, as well as breaks and advice for families, and counselling.

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