Deptford Folk and Lewisham Cyclists "Second Sundays". Mend and Ride Project
Please note: September workshop will be held in Folkestone Gardens Park as we have no access to workshop building that day.
Mend and Ride is Lewisham Cyclists’ 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.
The workshop is usually held from 10am till 2pm in Ron Hoskins Hall Scout Hut, Childers St, SE8 5NU
You can be shown how to check your bike and then how to do any necessary repair yourself. Or just borrow tools and repair stands if you know what you're doing. 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, chains, 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. Sometimes we have decent second hand parts available at low cost too, such as tyres, wheels, which still have a decent bit of life left in them, for those that need a bit more time to save up for brand new parts. Ring beforehand to enquire.
If you are not sure whether your bike needs a straightforward repair, or something more complex, you can ring us or email first.
Jane davis 07826559603