About Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op
Edinburgh is the city where we started, and where we are still based. Our shop in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, has long been recognised as the best-stocked bicycle store in Scotland. You can now experience a similar offer at our branches in Aberdeen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield as well as our online store.
Passion for Bikes
Bicycles are our passion. To quote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Californian novelist, William Saroyan, 'The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. I love the bicycle. I always have. I can think of no sincere, decent human being, male or female, young or old, saint or sinner, who can resist the bicycle.
About the Co-op
Co-operative is how we organise ourselves. Every Edinburgh Bicycle worker becomes a co-op member, with an equal share in the business, after serving a one-year 'apprenticeship'. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op now has approximately 100 members. We trust that this staff involvement will always manifest itself in the form of friendly, informed professional advice whenever you visit one of our shops, or give us a call, or use our secure online service.
The co-op's mission statement is to 'Promote cycling in the UK as a pastime, and as a method of transport by making it easier and more enjoyable to own and ride a bike.' That's why we strive to stock the widest selection of genuinely useful cycling equipment.
The photo on the right was taken at the July 2006 opening of the Edinburgh Bicycle shop in Leeds - see more images of this event.