20% off City & Guilds bike maintenance course for LCC members
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:00pm 31 Aug 2010
- Posted in: Blog, Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney
- Tagged with: maintenance, cycle training, disabled, offers, bikeworks
- Boroughs: Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney
Photo Bikeworks' All Ability cycling club. Credit: Dave Miller
East London social enterprise Bikeworks is now offering a 20% discount to LCC members on its City & Guilds bike maintenance courses.
Earlier this year, the organisation became fully accredited to deliver VRQ Level 2 City & Guilds bike maintenance courses which fully equip successful participants to start a career within the cycling industry.
The two-week course, which can be undertaken full-time or part-time, covers health and safety, workshop practise and safety standards, gear systems, wheel building and trying, bearings, brake systems, frames and forks.
Bikeworks is now offering this course to LCC members at £712 plus VAT (retail cost £890 plus VAT). For full dates and to register, go to the Bikeworks website.
Please note: This offer is made to LCC members entirely at the discretion of the third party supplier, from which LCC do not gain or have any control
Bikeworks success story started in Victoria Park in 2007 where the outfit runs a bike workshop and special needs cycling courses. Its mission statement is to tackle environmental, social and economic challenges through promoting sustainable urban transport.
Co-founders Jim Blakemore and Dave Miller are now thrilled to announce the launch of a second Bikeworks outlet in West London.
Bikeworks West, a community cycling hub located in the North of Kensington and Chelsea between the Westway sports centre and Ladbroke Grove underground, offers similar services to those in Victoria Park including bike maintenance, retail, cycle training and an all ability cycling club.
Jim Blakemore says: ‘We are proud to have opened the doors of our ne West London hub. Since we launched 3 years ago, we’ve used bikes to help thousands of people in East London. With the new hub, we hope to be able to do the same in West London.’
Kathryn King, Road Safety and Travel Plan Manager at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, adds: ‘We are delighted to support Bikeworks. They are providing a fantastic new facility with the opportunity for local residents to gain new skills and access to reduced cost bicycles;
Over the years, Bikeworks has worked closely with LCC to support some of the cycling projects funded by Transport for London and the Big Lottery, and has promoted and assisted the distribution of LCC’s All Ability cycling guide. For your copy of the All Ability cycling guide, call the LCC office on 020 7234 9310.