New, down to earth Bike Maintenance Courses!

Andrew Manning, who recently started Cyclelink, a local cycle repair and maintenance business is planning a series of bike maintenance courses for the novice cycle mechanic.

He believes that more people will use a bike for shorter journeys or general health if they know how to do minor maintenance or repairs.  So he has designed some simple hands on training which will enable anyone to adjust their brakes, look after the tyres, fix punctures and maintain their gears.  This will be covered in a two hour session including practical demonstrations and a chance to try out what has been learned on different types of bikes.
 
The first course (ladies only!) will take place at 7:30pm on Friday 17th October 2014 at St Marks Parish Hall, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton KT6 4LS.  
 
The cost is £25.00 which includes training, cakes, tea, coffee and wine (after the training!).  Also included will be a Lezyne lever kit to take away to use on any puncture you may encounter. 
 
In the interests of being even handed Andrew will also offer a male only as well as a mixed session, dates for which will shortly be confirmed.
 
Interested? You can contact him here

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