Coronavirus (COVID-19) update.
All boroughs in London have been directed by TfL to stop all cycling activities. This means we will not be running any cycle training or cycle skills sessions (for adults or for children) until further notice. If you have any questions about a booking you have made please contact us.
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We are running free cycle maintenance classes at Birchmore Hall on the Highbury Quadrant estate, N5 2UA.
These classes cover the basics of cycle maintenance. We should be able to cover: checking, cleaning and fitting your bike; removing a wheel and tyre to fix a puncture; adjusting different types of brakes; replacing a brake cable; indexing derailleur type gears; how to use basic bike tools.
If these sessions are fully booked, please contact us to be put onto our waiting list.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Manual
If you can’t make it to one of our courses, but still want to try some home maintenance, have a look at the basic bicycle maintenance manual provided free from the London Cyclist.
You can also find out how to carry out an 11-step M-check of your bike on this Sustrans page, or watch the video.
Cycle Maintenance Workshops
Some local borough cycling groups run cycle maintenance workshops. These are often volunteer-led, and can offer you advice and help to maintain your own cycle:
- Cycle Islington sometimes run maintenance workshops
- Hackney Bike Workshop (three evenings a month)
- Kentish Town Bike Workshop (first Monday of the month)
Note: The three courses listed above are not run by or affiliated to Islington Council