why we do what we do

Velocity is a Cafe and Bicycle Workshop. Our aim is to inspire more folk to cycle and lead a healthy, happy lifestyle.

To do this we started a Fix Your Own Bicycle Workshop and a locally sourced, organic, delicious Cafe in 2012. We started in a park early 2012, eating soup and teaching bike maintenance and opened our city centre space at the top of Stephen's Brae in October 2012. From 2013 to 2015 we ran a wonderful outreach project, GoByCycle, working with young people in schools to inspire more cycling, which was funded by Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. We now run the Women's Cycle to Health group and deliver Bike Academy to pupils who aren't getting lots out of mainstream education and are continuing to work with both school children and adults across Inverness to promote and encourage cycling.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Respect: we are empathetic and demonstrate a duty of care to our colleagues, customers, suppliers and the environment within which we operate.

Inclusion: we are an open-access organisation and welcome contributions and participation from all who support and believe in our purpose.

Sustainability: we adopt sustainable practices in all that we do. In relation to financial management; personnel development and succession; and physical environment within which we operate.

Pride: we derive pleasure and satisfaction from our association with Velocity and act to ensure that it is remains aligned with its purpose and values.

Courage: we believe in acting with courage. A late wise lady, Maya Angelou said "“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

Accountability: we take ownership of, and responsibility for, tasks assigned and seek to complete them effectively and efficiently.

Team: we recognise that we can achieve more as a team than can be achieved by any one individual. "The whole is greater than the sum of our parts." Aristotle said that.