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Hackney Bike Workshop

When & where

Our long-running self-help maintenance workshop takes place three times a month.

First and third Tuesdays:
Hackney City Farm
1a Goldsmiths Row
London E2 8QA

Second Wednesday:
Round Chapel Old School Rooms
Powerscroft Road
London E5 0PU

At both venues the workshop runs from 7pm to 9pm.

NB Please arrive in good time & don't start any major jobs that you can't finish before 9pm
Learn how to fix your bike at Hackney Cyclists workshop - photo by the Pressmen

Stopped riding your bike because of a repair problem like a puncture, faulty brakes, bent wheels? Our thrice-monthly workshop can help, providing free lessons in all aspects of bicycle repair.

Mechanically-minded LCC volunteers offer support, advice & help. They might, for example, advise on rehabilitating an old bike, or on keeping your regular bike in trim. If you haven't got the tools for the job, don't worry. We are equipped with all the necessaries including stands to work at.

Workshop volunteer Ross gives his diagnosisPlease bring parts if you know that something needs replacing. Many people initially come to diagnose a problem with their machine, and then spend the next few sessions getting stuck into a major task, often for the first time. You can also take your time to work out what other spares you might need to buy in, to be ready for the job.

Those who run the workshop give their time for free, and there is no set charge for the facilities. But we do ask people to make a small donation towards running costs, i.e. tools and rent.

All welcome. Hope to see you there.

Hackney Bike Workshop now has its own site: hackneybikeworkshop.com

---> The workshop has been featured in the Evening Standard, and more recently in the Cycling Cultures project. <---

Photos courtesy of Chas Wilshere and Adam Thompson

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