Bicycle maintenance classes

Birchmore Hall BikeFix sessions

Want some advice on bike maintenance?  Want to learn how to fix a puncture or adjust your brakes?  Islington Council are running monthly free drop-in sessions at Birchmore Hall where our expert mechanics can show you how your bike works, and teach you some useful skills to keep you riding.  There’s no need to book – just come along between 10.00-15.00.  Please bring your bike and any tools you have.  (Your bike doesn’t need to be broken, you can come along if you just want to learn something).

Sessions run on these Sundays:

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 10am-3pm

Birchmore Hall
Highbury Quadrant
N5 2UA


Bicycle Maintenance Classes

Our colleagues at Camden have made some places available on their free bicycle maintenance classes, which take place on Sundays in the summer of 2018. Please click on the links below to book.

Date Venue Times Booking link
13th May 2018 Haverstock School, NW3 2BQ 10.00 – 16.00 Book here
17th June 2018 Haverstock School, NW3 2BQ 10.00 – 16.00 Book here
1st July 2018 Haverstock School, NW3 2BQ 10.00 – 16.00 Book here

These classes will cover the basics of bike 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.


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.

Bicycle Maintenance Workshops

Some local borough cycling groups run bicycle maintenance workshops. These are often volunteer-led, and can offer you advice and help to maintain your own bike:

Note: These are not run by or affiliated to Islington Council