DR BIKE

If you’d like to have your bike checked over by Dr Bike for free, all you have to do is just come along with your bike to one of our three locations in the borough. Dr Bike sessions run every month throughout the year.

From Wednesday 4 October 2017 onwards all of our public Dr Bike sessions will offer free bike security marking. Bike marking adds a permanent code number to your bike which means it can be identified and returned to you if it’s ever stolen and subsequently recovered by the police. The BikeRegister system we use is the approved bike marking system of the Metropolitan Police.

Please find days and locations below:

Notting Hill Gate 4pm~7pm
By the Waterstones at the junction with Kensington Church Street
1st Wednesday of every month

Kensington High Street 4pm~7pm
At the junction with Earls Court Road
2nd Wednesday of every month

Kings Road 4pm~7pm
140 metres west of Sloane Square – just before the Duke of York Square
3rd Wednesday of every month

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BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSES

The Borough offers free bike maintenance courses at the Bikeworks Hub under the Westway. Each one-day course is held on a Sunday from 10am to 4pm (including 1-hour lunch).

Level 1
A ‘bicycle first aid’ course, it covers all the basics. This covers the essentials of adjusting a bicycle to suit you and dealing with common roadside repairs so that you and your bicycle can get home and/or to a bicycle shop safely.

Includes:
• Roadside puncture repair – removal of wheel and tyre
• M-check (making sure major components are safe and roadworthy, making minor adjustments)
• Removal and refitting of brake blocks, balancing brake calipers
• Adjustment of saddle and seat post
• Principles of basic gear adjustment
• Checking chain tension
• Preventative care, e.g. how to clean and lubricate parts of the bike

Level 1 Courses – Beginners 2019-20

Sunday 10 November- 10am – 4pm
Sunday 22 December – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 2 February 2020 – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 15 March 2020 – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 26 April 2020- 10am – 4pm

For more advanced tuition, consider our Level 2 course.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA OR IN THE BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS COURSE FOR FREE.

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Level 2
Participants must be confident in all aspects of a level 1 course, or have undertaken the level 1 before taking the intermediate
course.  

Includes:
• Removal and refitting of brake cables
• Reconnecting and setting up new brakes
• Limit stop screw demonstration
• Principles of adjusting front derailleur
• Wheel truing – demonstration and practical application
• Recommendations for routine bicycle servicing
NB: Please note – Hydraulic brake servicing is not covered in either course.

Level 2 Courses – Intermediate 2019-20

Sunday 5 January 2020- 10am – 4pm
Sunday 29 March 2020- 10am – 4pm
Sunday 21 June 2020- 10am – 4pm

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA OR IN THE BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS COURSE FOR FREE.

Where

Bikeworks, 3 Maxilla Walk, (Access Kingsdown Close) W10 6NQ

How to book

You can book a place on one of these courses directly with Bikeworks:
Tel: 020 8980 7998
email: enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk

Fix Your Own Bike

Want to work on your bike but lack the tools to get it in top shape? We’ve got the solution!  You can hire workshop space where you will find all you need. Our training centre has 10 bike stands with tools. Stands can be used for an hour (longer if there is no one waiting), on a first come, first served basis. There will also be two qualified bike mechanics at hand for queries.

 

This programme is being sponsored by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham, and is therefore free for residents of these boroughs, those eligible will need to register upon arrival. Initial registration will require proof of address and photo ID, subsequent attendance will only require photo ID. Residents of other boroughs are more than welcome to attend and will pay £7 for an hour. Hire fees (if applicable) and parts can be paid for in cash on the day.

Location: Bikeworks CIC, 3 Maxilla Walk (access via Kingsdown close), London W10 6NQ

Dates

Saturday 9 November, 12- 2.30pm

Saturday 4 December , 12 – 2.30pm

If you have any queries, please contact Bikeworks:
Tel: 020 8980 7998
email: enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk