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Bike Station recycles 40,000th bicycle

posted 7 Jun 2014, 09:11 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 7 Jun 2014, 09:15 ]

In the loft of a warehouse on Causewayside, Bike Station manager Steven Hynd is doing some quick mental arithmetic.

The Edinburgh-based charity recently recycled its 40,000th bike, and its general manager is trying to put that into understandable terms.

“Going on a very rough calculation, 40,000 bikes would fill over 1800 tennis courts. It would also fill the pitches at Murrayfield, Tynecastle and Easter Road twice each,” he says. “That’s a lot of bikes.”