Lewisham Mend and Ride
Lewisham Cyclists Mend and Ride Cycle Maintenance Workshop
22nd January 11am to 3pm (repeats last Sunday of the month)
Grove Park Community Centre 268, Baring Rd SE12 0DS
Lewisham Cyclists' drop in cycle maintenance project. It is a workshop space with a good selection of tools, and advice and help available from our volunteers plus a qualified bike mechanic.
It is not a bike repair shop, it is a space where you will be helped to mend your own bike, getting it back on the road while learning the skills to keep it there.
You will be shown how to check your bike and then how to do any necessary repair yourself. While you’re waiting for your turn, you can observe what others are doing and sample a piece of our cake. We supply the tools and some basic spare parts (brake pads, cables, inner tubes, repair kits) which you can buy at cost price. If your bike needs a part we haven’t got, then you can bring it with you to the next workshop and we can help you fit it then.
We focus mostly on easily do-able repairs, like cables, tyres/inner tubes, tuning gears etc, as these are the type of things that people will be able to do for themselves in the future. If your bike requires a complex, time-consuming repair we can still help, but may not be able to do it on the day you turn up, unless you already have the necessary parts and turn up very early. We will always be able to advise you on how to get it done. If you are not sure whether your bike needs a straightforward repair, or something more complex, you can ring us or email first.
There are two sessions a month. Usually these will be held on:
The last Sunday of the month from 11.00 to 3pm, held at the Ringway Centre, 268, Baring Rd Grove Park SE12 0DA
2nd Thursday of the month, held at the Young Lewisham Project, Kilmorie Rd, SE23 2SR from 6.30pm to 9pm
There is no set charge, but we do ask for a donation from those in work, for the help and use of tools, plus we have to charge cost price for any new parts supplied.
Coffee, tea and cake available too!
If you would like to bring yourself and your bike along, give us a ring on 07826559603
or email firstname.lastname@example.org