Cyclists in Hammersmith & Fulham are being encouraged to attend cycling safety and maintenance courses.
There are several free or subsidised courses running from the spring until September.
Each cycle maintenance course – whether it is a beginner or intermediate standard – is five hours long and is held either over two weekday evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm, or on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm (including one hour lunch break).
The course covers the essentials of bike maintenance, like dealing with common roadside repairs so that you and your bike can get home or to a bicycle repair shop safety. Other areas include how to fix and test brakes, repair a puncture, wheel removal and re-fitting.
Subsidised cycle training is available to all people living, working or studying in H&F. There is normally a booking fee of £5 but people who are unemployed can attend a course for free.
These are available for people of all ages and abilities, whether for those who want to learn how to ride a bike or those who simply want to brush up on their cycling skills, like how to cycle in traffic.
To book a one-to-one cycling lesson contact Bikeworks, the borough's adult cycle training provider, by phone 020 8980 7998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All cycle training is run to the national standard guidelines by Bikeworks, a Department for Transport accredited company.
For more information visit H & F Ccouncil’s cycling page.
April 28, 2014