Kirkcaldy’s community bike shop Lang Toun Cycles has achieved a nationally recognised mark for quality in second hand retail.

Awarded by Zero Waste Scotland, the Revolve certification is Scotland’s quality guarantee for pre-loved items from clothes and furniture to white goods and bikes. There are currently over 140 Revolve certified stores nationwide, nine of which are in Fife.

Lang Toun Cycles accepts donations of unwanted bikes which are refurbished by trained mechanics and resold at affordable prices. It also sells a range of second-hand bike parts and cycling accessories. The shop is run by Greener Kirkcaldy as a social enterprise, with any profits invested in getting more people in Kirkcaldy cycling.

David Glover, Project Manager at Lang Toun Cycles said: “Revolve certification means we are part of a growing movement of businesses in Scotland who are working to ensure that second-hand isn’t second-best. It allows us to reassure our customers that they are buying refurbished bicycles that are guaranteed, safe and of great quality, as well as better for the planet.”

Samantha Moir, Community Support Manager at Zero Waste Scotland said: “Revolve is a quality standard for Scotland’s second-hand stores and achieving certification is a major accomplishment.

“For Lang Toun Cycles, it’s well-deserved. This community bike shop has excelled at providing an invaluable service to the people of Kirkcaldy and the surrounding areas.

“Staff have gone above and beyond for customers, and proved time and time again that reusing and repairing bikes can be better than buying new.”

Lang Toun Cycles is a community bike shop in the heart of Kirkcaldy. It offers cycle servicing and repairs, sales of refurbished bikes, new accessories and e-bikes, an electric bike library, bike maintenance training and volunteering opportunities.

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