Why not take a cycling maintenance course in London?
Learning cycle maintenance can:
- save you money on repairs and parts
- give you confidence when you go out alone
- be more convenient than going to a shop
- expand horizons (why not build a bike?)
Join a low-cost LCC cycling maintenance course
Local LCC groups run frequent basic cycling maintenance courses in many London boroughs. These are often low-cost or free, so look on LCC's website, or if there's nothing there, check with your local groups to see when the next ones are happening.
Women-only maintenance course
The next is on Saturday 6 February 2010, from 9.30am to 5.30pm, and is suitable for beginners wanting to learn how to fix a puncture, change brake blocks and other basic maintenance skills. The day costs £65, but you may be eligible for concessions. Visit CTUK's website for more info.
Cycle Systems City & Guilds course
Formerly the Bike Doctor, Cycle Systems was the first to provide the C&G professional bike mechanics' qualification in London. Find more details on their website, and note that LCC members get £75 off the cost of the course.*
Bikeworks professional maintenance course
Bikeworks in East London is now offering the 10-day City & Guilds bike maintenance and repair qualification. The course costs £890 (+VAT), which includes course materials and certification. Bikeworks can help with work experience and employment opportunities too. Visit www.bikeworks.org.uk for more information and course dates.
*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