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Serving individuals, communities and businesses, the Insercycles association located near the Teich train station, has for main objective the promotion of professional reintegration and eco-mobility in the Arcachon Basin / Val de l'Eyre area.


To promote professional integration and eco-mobility in the Arcachon Basin / Val de l'Eyre area.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Insercycles association has been created in 1998. It is a non profit making association (loi 1901) recognised for its general interest. Since 2007, his head office is located near the train station of Teich (Gironde).

Target audience:
- Individuals
- Communities
- Businesses

Actions implemented

Services offered:
- Maintenance and repair of bikes and scooters
- Recovery of old bikes for reconditioning in order to rent or resell them at low prices
- Manufacturing of new bikes (VELOMALIN) from old bikes for rental and sale at the best price
- Participation in various events (Organizer of "Tous en selle", bike purse, ...)
- Engraving of Bicycode Markings (registration number on the bike)
- Behind the scenes of Insercycles: L’Atelier!

More precisely :

Insercycles also has a "Atelier Chantier d'Insertion" ("Job Integration Workshop") approval and welcomes people temporarily out of work whom it trains and supports (from 4 months to 2 years) so they can "get back in the saddle". Thus, throughout the year, two people are in charge of reception and provision and ten mechanics takes care of the maintenance and repairing of cycles.

The workshop located in Teich carries out maintenance / repair of its fleet of bicycles and its fleet of scooters. The fleet of bicycles is especially available for tourist offices, leisure facilities etc. The fleet of scooters is for professional mobility. It also repairs bikes for companies, communities and individuals using its services.

In addition, in an ecological approach, Insercycles repair old bicycles thus rehabilitating those for rental or resale at low prices. This project, launched in 2016, is inspired by successful examples on the other side of the Atlantic, in Quebec, of bicycle factories completely refurbished thanks to insertion workshop. It has thus registered its own brand, Vélomalin® and has produced more than 300 bikes since then.

Finally, the association promotes the use of bicycles and makes itself known by participating in various events, in particular it organizes the bicycle festival. The association is a member of the FUB network, it is Vélo Ecole and also organizes "getting back in the saddle" actions in partnership with the Gironde Departmental Council.
Global cost (in Euros) : 450 000 €

Human resources and partners

The association has a dozen of staff members including eight employees who have a subsidized employment contract.

Insercycles is supported by COBAS, COBAN, the Community of Communes of Val de l'Eyre, Gironde Department, Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, the State and Europe.

Other information

Project's start year : 1998


Insercycles (Non profit organization )
Rue de l’Industrie
33740 Le Teich
05 57 15 12 65
Contact : Président Vincent COUDERT

Supported by LEADER

Support of the Arcachon-Val de l'Eyre LAG: