Date: 1st/15th/29th Nov/6th Dec

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Location: Guide Hall

Cost: £5-£15

Booking via: Citizen Ticket

Our Basic Bike Repair Workshops are back, and this time open to all. See below for full details.

This is a series of workshops for people to develop new skills and confidence when it comes to keeping their bikes safe and feeling great. These workshops are suitable for complete beginners.

Each session will cover a different topic from getting to know your bike, to punctures, to brakes and chains. Come to one or all of the sessions, but make sure to book yourself on to each session you would like to attend.

Working on your own bike, you will learn how to fix the most common problems that can arise during a bike ride. This course aims to teach you the basics of road/trail side repairs so that you can get your bike and yourself back on the road and home safely.

Learning is in a small group (maximum 8 participants); our friendly mechanics, Sue and Amandla will lead you through this four-week block.

Week 1 – Wednesday, 1 November 2023⋅7.00 – 8.30pm
Puncture Repair

Learn how to remove your wheel from your bike, remove the tyre and replace the inner tube.

Week 2 – Wednesday, 15 November 2023- 7.00- 8.30pm

Learn how to deal with a broken chain out on the trail/road. We will cover splitting and joining a chain and the tools you will need for the job.

Week 3 – Wednesday, 29 November 2023⋅7.00 – 8.30pm
General Bike Maintenance

We will demo how to conduct a quick and easy-to-memorise safety check that will work on any bike. How to lubricate and care for your bike, what eco bike products you can use and what protective equipment and tools to carry.

Week 4 – Wednesday 6th December 2023 7.00 – 8.30pm
Checking & Adjusting Brakes

We will look at different types of brakes, how to check and tweak brakes and how to replace brake blocks.

If you are interested in this opportunity but may need help in order to participate, please let us know and we will do our best to enable you to join in, or if the cost of the workshop is a barrier for you please get in touch via

If you have any questions or would like to chat some more, please get in touch with Amandla at

Booking is essential and can be done via Citizen Ticket.

Important Information

This is a ticketed event, and advance booking is essential. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to friends or family.

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