Bike Maintenance Course for Women (hosted by Hulme Community Garden Centre)

A 4 week course for women funded by the National Lottery.
Booking required – please book via messenger. A £20 deposit is required which is refundable as a £20 HCGC gift vouncher.
Want to learn the basics of looking after your bicycle? Would you like to know more about how to keep it running smoothly and safely? Over 4 sessions we’ll cover what’s what on your bike; how to set it up for maximum comfort; how to check it’s roadworthy; where, what and when to clean and lube. Each session lasts 2 and a half hours and you’ll be working on your own bike. These sessions are for complete beginners.

When: 4 Wednesdays starting Weds 25 September
Time: 10 -12.30
Place: Hulme Community Garden Centre
Tutor: Ursula Harries

Outline of sessions

Session 1: getting to know your bike
• Introductions
• naming the parts
• checking your bike is roadworthy
• setting up your bike to suit you

Session 2: looking after your drivetrain
• what is the drivetrain and why look after it?
• Checking chain wear
• Cleaning and lubing

Session 3: punctures and roadside repairs
• Minimising likelihood of punctures
• Removing wheels and fixing punctures
• Tools/kit to carry with you

Session 4: checking and adjusting brakes
• Different types of brakes
• Checking and tweaking brakes
• Replacing brake blocks

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is listed in our cycling events calendar for Greater Manchester. It is not organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth nor the Love Your Bike campaign and does not necessarily reflect their policies. We recommend checking with the organisers in case of a change of time or location.

Event Details

Location Hulme Community Garden Centre
Start Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 10:00am
Finish Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 12:30pm
Repeats on 25th September 2019. 2nd October 2019. 9th October 2019. 16th October 2019.