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.

Please find dates and locations below:

Notting Hill Gate 4pm~7pm
By the Waterstones at the junction with Kensington Church Street
1st Wednesday of every month from 6 April 2016

Kensington High Street 4pm~7pm
At the junction with Earls Court Road
2nd Wednesday of every month from 13 April 2016

Kings Road 4pm~7pm
140 metres west of Sloane Square – just before the Duke of York Square
3rd Wednesday of every month from 20 April 2016

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 Saturday 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

Sunday 28 May 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 4 June 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 30 July 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 6 August 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 3 September 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 15 October 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 26 November 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 11 February 2018 – 10-4

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

Sunday 11 June 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 16 July 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 27 August 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 24 September 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 12 November 2017 – 10-4
Sunday 28 January 2018 – 10-4
Sunday 11 March 2018 – 10-4

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

EXCHANGING PLACES

The V&A are undertaking a major construction project which will see a large increase in HGVs on Exhibition Road. We’re working with the V&A to arrange a series of Exchanging Places events which will give you the opportunity to hear more about the works, to sit in a lorry, and to speak directly to staff involved. You can also enjoy a free bike check, a coffee to power your commute and free property marking for your bicycle. The next dates are:

 

Thursday 6 April 2017 – 7.30am – 10am

Wednesday 14 June 2017 – 4pm – 7pm

Thursday 14 September 2017 – 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 15 November 2017 – 7.30am – 10am

All exchanging places events are held on the driveway between the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, on Exhibition Road.