Where it all started for us. Bike repair sessions from our workshops or other community locations. Teaching repair skills, helping people fix their bikes, enabling them to become more self-sufficient and save money.
We are excited to be part of Southwark Council’s Streets for People Project who sponsor our Bikefix Friday and Bikefix Saturday and our Community Outreach work. For more info, see here.
Cycling UK and Clarion Futures support our Kent Bikefix events.
In our London workshop:
3pm till 6pm – just rock up and fix!
10.30 till midday – women/trans/NB
Midday till 4pm – open to all
For more details, see here
So many bikes lie unused because of a lack of repair skills to fix basic and common faults, these workshops empower people to undertake these fixes for themselves. Starting life as a series of mobile Pop-up bike repair workshops way back in 2012, our Bikefix sessions are now one of the mainstays of our activity.
Focusing mainly on young people 10-18 years, as well as an increasing number of local adults too, participants are supported by trained instructors and volunteers to learn and undertake repairs on their own bikes. It takes sooooo much longer than a traditional Dr Bike service because we put the tools in the hands of the participants, but that is the whole point.
The sessions promote recycling and re-use, using second hand parts where viable. We actively challenge the modern ‘throw away, buy another’ culture of today’s society. We aim to enable people to become more sustainable as riders and demystify the mechanics of bikes. These sessions run weekly from our pop-up workshop located on Portland Street, next to Michael Faraday School, SE17 2HR. //ropes.event.wizard
Bikefix sessions in Kent generally run monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month at Snodland Pump Track, 114 St Benedict Rd, Snodland ME6 5RL
We can provide these sessions for youth clubs, community centres or workplaces.
Read more about it here.
“It is absolutely fantastic to see all of the children able to take part and learn practical skills. You have thought of everything to make it a well rounded offer, well done.”
Year 6 Teacher,
Cobourg Primary School
Schools we work with
St Johns & St Clements Primary School
John Donne Primary School
Snodland C of E Primary School Kent
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