On your bike for workshops in Woodburn

Woodburn Youth Bike Workshop is set to open its doors to the public for the first time in 16 months.

The project is a not-for-profit workshop, which offers bike repairs at cost price. All money received goes back into the project to buy parts. It also sells second hand bikes which have been repaired at low cost.

The workshop used to be located at Dalkeith Community Centre, but has since moved to the blue unit next to the MARC building at Woodburn Road. It has also seen a change of management, having been leased from Dalkeith Community Association to the Bill Russell Woodburn Youth Project, which operates a drop-in for young people on a Saturday night.

A member of staff involved in the project told the Advertiser: “This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in something in their local community.

“The workshop is a community project run by young people for anyone who needs their bike fixed, or to pick up a low cost second hand bike for as little as £15 for a children’s size. Bikes won’t be available till end of April though!”

Weekly bike workshops operate between 1.30-4pm every Friday. If you have a bike that you no longer want, or are 14-16 years old with bike maintenance experience and would like to volunteer to work on bikes, contact Jenny on Jenny.Gentle@midlothian.gov.uk for further information.